A Tonota woman was early this week sentenced to a 3-year jail term.
The sentence was however wholly suspended on condition that she does not commit a similar offense for a period of three years from the day of sentencing.
30- year-old Setshego Mokalake of Manyanda ward in Tonota was recently convicted on her own plea of guilty to a single count of unlawful possession of dagga.
She was further fined P1000 or six months in prison on default of payment.
Mokalake has been given up to June 30, 2013 to have paid the fine.
She admitted that she unlawfully possessesed a total of 22.5kgs of the prohibited habit forming drug at her residence at Manyanda ward.
Francistown magistrate Mpho Molema noted that by pleading guilty to the charge, Mokalake saved the court’s precious time and showed a high degree of contrition for her actions.
“But the use of drugs is on the rise in our jurisdiction due to the fact they are easily made available by people like Mokalake and to nip the rising use of the habit forming drug in the society the courts should impose deterrent penalties.” Molema said before handing down the sentence.