By: Maryland County Correspondent
Harper: Nelson Tarpeh, age 47, believed to be an importer of Narcotic Substances in Maryland County has been found guilty of unlicensed possession of Narcotic Substance and send to the Harper Central prison.
The Harper Magisterial Court on Friday sentenced Nelson Tarpeh, to one year (1) year six months after he admitted to transporting and selling the illegal Substance in Newkru Town Harper, Maryland County.
Tarpeh appearing before Magistrate Dweh Morgan pleaded for mercy after admitting the fact of selling the drugs.
He told the Court that he has been in the business of drugs selling over the past 10years, something according to him, has since sustained he and his family for the years.
“I begged the Court to please let me go because I have sold this for over 10 years now and from the selling all of my Children are in school including feeding my family so if I am locked up who will feed my family again?”
“I think if they let me go the little Money I have I will get into different business for my family and I to live rather than locking me up eventho I know it is my doing.”Tarpeh told the Harper Magisterial Court after he was arranged before it for answering to allegation label against him of illegally possession the Substance.
Meanwhile with all appeals made Magistrate Morgan handed down judgment thereby sentencing to Jail Tarper.
For his part, Maryland County Liberia Drugs enforcement Commander Joseph Dean praised the Court for the Judgment.
He indicated that the sentencing of drugs sellers and users will serve as a deterrent to others who are engaged in a similar acts.
Commander Dean said Tarpeh was arrested after his office launched an operations code-named “Drang Net” on the early mornings of August 20,2020 which was aimed at tracking down drugs users,dealers and importers.
He mentioned that the arrest of Tarpeh was a major released for Residents of Newkru Town whom he said has over and over complained to his office about Nelson Tarpeh.
“We lunched the operations to get those guys arrested who are constantly spoiling our peaceful Citizens and thank God we caught one who is a major importer of the drugs in Maryland County.”
The Maryland County Drugs Enforcement Agency Commander meanwhile outlined the need for logistical Support aimed at fighting drugs in Maryland County.