Man arrested with ten sachets of cocaine at football club bar

The accused was found to be in possession of 5 grammes of cocaine in 10 sachets upon his arrest at the Zebbug Rangers football club bar.

A Zebbug man has been granted bail after appearing before a magistrate on drug-related charges.

Self-employed Philip Sawyer, 52, pleaded not guilty to charges of cocaine trafficking, cocaine possession in circumstances that denote it was not for his personal use, simple possession and committing the above within 100m of a football club.

The police explained that Sawyer was found to be in possession of 5 grammes of cocaine in 10 sachets upon his arrest at the Zebbug Rangers football club bar.

Prosecuting Inspector Nikolai Sant explained that it was the last charge which necessitated the arraignment under arrest.

Defence Lawyer Franco Debono requested bail to no objection from the prosecution.

Magistrate Neville Camilleri granted the accused bail against a €300 deposit and a personal guarantee of €5,000.

Sawyer was assisted by lawyers Franco Debono, Marion Camilleri and Angie Muscat.

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