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.