KUALA LUMPUR: A former member of 1990s group Dewi was sentenced to 10 months' jail by the Ampang magistrate's court yesterday for two counts of possessing the methamphetamine and nimetazepam, six years ago.
Magistrate Haslinda A. Raof passed the sentence on Noor Azreen Mohd Johari, 37, also known as Irene, after the accused pleaded guilty to both charges.
She was given 10 months' jail on the first charge and nine months on the second, and the court ordered both sentences to run concurrently from the date of her arrest, May 12.
According to the charges, Irene, who is now working at a telecommunications company, was charged with possessing 0.28 grammes of the drug methamphetamine and 0.95 grammes of nimetazepam.
She allegedly committed both offences at a house in Jalan Cangkat Permata, Taman Permata, here at about 1.30am on Oct 9, 2012.
The offences, under Section 12(2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, provides for a jail sentence of up to five years, or a fine of up to RM100,000, or both.
Earlier, in mitigation, Irene, who was not represented, urged the court to impose a light sentence, as she has six children to support and is only working part-time at the telecommunications company.
Deputy public prosecutor Raihanah Abd Razak asked for a commensurate sentence, as Irene had previously failed to turn up in court until a warrant of arrest was issued. -- Bernama