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Morsi’s son referred to criminal court

The ousted president’s son is accused of drug consumption

A July 22, 2013, file photo shows Abdullah Mohamed Morsi, the son of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi, as he attends a press conference in Cairo. Morsi, 19, who was arrested on March 1 along with a friend for allegedly possessing two joints while they were in a car parked by the roadside, will face trial for alleged possession and use of hashish, judicial sources said on March 17, 2014, but no date has yet been fixed.  (AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI)
File photo shows Abdullah Mohamed Morsi, the son of Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi, 

Ousted president Mohamed Morsi’s son was referred to Banha Criminal Court on Monday and charged with drug possession and consumption.

Authorities found Abdullah Morsi and his friend in a car on the outskirts of Cairo on the first of March. The latter also referred to the criminal court and the two were allegedly found in possession of five grams of cannabis byproducts. They were arrested and taken into custody.

According to a report from the criminal laboratory, the cigarettes confiscated from the suspects at the time of their arrest were stuffed with a mixture of tobacco and cannabis, reported state-run Al-Ahram.

The two men were released on bail one day after their arrest. Al-Ahram had reported then that their blood and urine tested negative for illegal drugs.

Lawyer Mohamed Zare’, who heads the Arab Penal Reform Organisation, said the charges of drug abuse can result in a sentence of up to three years in prison.

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