Hardcore drug addict jailed five years

PETALING JAYA: A drug addict with previous admissions and convictions for the offence was sentenced to five years jail by the sessions court here today for his addiction.

Judge Datin Fadzlin Suraya Mohd Suah handed down the sentence on Chang Huey Shian, 52, after he pleaded guilty to self-administration of morphine.

Chang, an unemployed, was ordered to serve the jail sentence from today.

He was charged with committing the offence at the Serdang Narcotic Criminal Investigation office, Serdang district police headquarters, Jalan Kinrara 6, Bandar Kinrara, Puchong, here at 12.25pm last June 9.

Chang was charged under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act for self-administration of the drug and also under Section 39C(1) of the same law, which provided increased penalty for a person with prior admissions or convictions.

The law provides an imprisonment for up to seven years and three whipping, upon conviction.

Deputy public prosecutor Asyraf Ashy'ari Kamaruzaman prosecuted, while Chang was unrepresented. — Bernama