Actor and director Datuk Farid Kamil Zahari was sentenced to nine months’ jail by the Petaling Jaya magistrate’s court today after being found guilty of drug abuse.
Magistrate Nor Ariffin Hisham handed down the sentence on Wednesday (May 15) after finding the prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt.
Farid, 38, was found guilty of using Tetra Hydrocannibol (THC). He was also ordered to be put under the surveillance of the National Anti-Drugs Agency for two years.
A stay of execution pending an appeal was disallowed, meaning Farid will have to serve his time in Kajang Prison starting from the date of sentencing.
Farid was supposed to enter his defence today by way of testimony under oath but chose to remain silent instead.
He was later brought to the Kajang prison to serve his sentence.
The charge under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 carries a maximum two years imprisonment or an RM5,000 fine or both upon conviction.
DPP Alia Sumayyah Amran prosecuted, while Farid was represented by lawyer Megat Syazlee Mokhtarom.