SINGAPORE: A Nanyang Technological University (NTU) undergraduate has been accused of drug-related offences on campus in October 2022.
Muhammad Izzat Mazlan, 25, is said to have engaged in the trafficking of cannabis, a Class A controlled drug, on the premises of NTU’s School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, as reported by Channel NewsAsia.
The incident, said to have taken place at approximately 6:45 pm on October 20, 2022, involved the trafficking of four blocks containing a minimum of 101.59g of cannabis, commonly known as marijuana or weed, according to court documents.
The charges against Izzat encompass a total of eight drug-related offences, all allegedly committed on the same date.
He was present in court on December 5.
In addition to the trafficking charges at NTU, he is accused of carrying a grinder, a utensil associated with drug consumption, at the same location and time.
After leaving NTU, he is reported to have committed further drug offences at a housing block in Pasir Ris Drive 3 around 9:27 pm on the same day.
These subsequent charges involve the trafficking of five blocks containing no less than 131.56g of cannabis, as well as the possession of Class A controlled drugs, including ecstasy tablets, fragmented vegetable matter that contained a cannabinol derivative, and stamps containing Lysergide (LSD).
His next court hearing is scheduled for a pre-trial conference on December 19.
If convicted, he could face various penalties under the Misuse of Drugs Act, including a minimum of five years’ jail with caning for trafficking cannabis, and up to 20 years’ jail with caning.
For possessing a drug utensil, he could be jailed up to three years, fined up to S$10,000 or both.
For possessing cannabis, LSD, a cannabinol derivative and ecstasy, he could be jailed up to 10 years, fined up to S$20,000, or both.
For consuming a cannabinol derivative, he could be jailed between one and 10 years, fined up to S$20,000 or both.
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