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49ers player gets no punishment for drug crime

NFL player Mohamed Sanu received preferential treatment from his arrest up to his court appearance.

Sanu, 31, a wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers, was arrested at the Lynden Pindling International Airport on April 2 after he was caught with marijuana.

Police found three separate packages of marijuana in Sanu’s luggage. He had one ounce in one package and several grams in two others.

Because the drugs were in more than two packages, Sanu could have been charged with drug possession with intent to supply. However, he was charged with simple possession.

And, unlike many Bahamians arrested for similar crimes over the holiday weekend, Sanu was freed on police bail.

He pleaded guilty at his arraignment before Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes and was given an absolute discharge.

This means that Sanu has no conviction.

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