POLICE WARNING ON BLACKMARKET PILLS

By NTU News Reporter

Police are warning the public against buying Schedule 5 tablets without a prescription following the arrest of a woman in Port Elizabeth suspected of dealing. 

The 40-year-old Bethelsdorp woman was nabbed by members of the Anti-Gang Unit on Monday (18 January) after a tip off that a house in Bowkers Street was selling Schedule 5 tablets to the community. 

A search warrant was executed and police confiscated a sealed bottle containing 1000 Stilpane tablets, a sealed container containing 100 Purata tablets, 20 loose Stilpane, ten Purata and four Brazepam tablets. 

The estimated street value of the tablets is R1,100. A cellphone belonging to the woman was also confiscated. She will appear in the Port Elizabeth magistrates’ court. 

Police say Schedule 5 tablets such as the ones seized require a prescription from a medical practitioner and cannot be bought from any individual who is not a doctor.

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