Soccer Star Jailed 14 Months For Possession Of Mutoriro
Jerry Chipangura, has been jailed 14 months for possession of 40 grammes of crystal meth he intended to sell.
The 24-year-old was convicted by Harare regional magistrate Feresi Chakanyuka after a full trial.
The court heard that on June 30, at around 8pm, police received a tip-off that Chipangura
Detectives on an anti-drugs blitz in Mabvuku found the footballer along John Tapedza Road
They searched him and found 40g of crystal meth in two sachets in a small Adidas bag that he was carrying.
Field tests on the drug carried out in his presence tested positive for crystal meth
The government of Zimbabwe together with development partners are working together to fight drug abuse among youth. View the link below and hear the discussion on interventions for drug abuse.
SHORT-TERM EFFECTS OF METH / MUTORIRO
Loss of appetite
Increased heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature
Dilation of pupils
Disturbed sleep patterns
Bizarre, erratic, sometimes violent behavior
Hallucinations, hyperexcitability, irritability
Panic and psychosis
Convulsions, seizures and death from high doses
Permanent damage to blood vessels of heart and brain, high blood pressure leading to heart attacks, strokes and death
Liver, kidney and lung damage
Destruction of tissues in nose if sniffed
Respiratory (breathing) problems if smoked
Infectious diseases and abscesses if injected
Malnutrition, weight loss
Severe tooth decay
Disorientation, apathy, confused exhaustion
Strong psychological dependence
Damage to the brain similar to Alzheimer’s disease,3 stroke and epilepsy