- Mark Anthony Fernandez was arrested in Pampanga for possession of illegal drugs
- According to the police, they found a bag containing 1 kilo of marijuana inside the actor’s car
- Fernandez said that he uses marijuana to prevent getting cancer
Actor Mark Anthony Fernandez was arrested by the police in Angeles City, Pampanga after he was allegedly caught in his car with a bag containing one kilo of marijuana.
Although he admitted that he was on his way to buy marijuana from a dealer when he was arrested, the actor said that he did not own the marijuana found in his car and that he had no idea where it came from.
According to Fernandez, he smokes marijuana in order to avoid getting cancer. He also denied being arrested at a checkpoint like what the earlier reports said.
On the other hand, Chief Inspector Francisco Guevarra Jr. said that the authorities tried to apprehend the Fernandez at a checkpoint but the actor sped away in his car. The Angeles Police Chief added that the car chase ended when Fernandez was cornered in San Fernando City.
The police chief also claimed that the police found the bag of marijuana on the passenger seat of the actor’s vehicle.
Fernandez is the son of the late actor Rudy Fernandez and actress-politician Alma Moreno. He is best known for appearing in TV shows such as “Palihabsa Lalake” and “Tropang Trumpo” and movies such as “Gwapings” and “Pare Ko.”
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The actor has undergone drug rehabilitation multiple times in the past and was also involved in an assault case against his former girlfriend Claudine Barretto.
Many netizens were shocked that another celebrity has been caught in the anti-drug campaign of the government.
“Sunud-sunod na lang mga showbiz ang nahuhuli. Sino kaya next?” a netizen posted.
(The arrest of showbiz personalities keep piling up. Who could be next?)
Other online users applauded the cops for not sparing the showbiz world from the campaign against criminality.
“Mga pulis ngayon mas masipag at masigasig,” an online user commented.
(The policemen today are more hardworking and vigilant.)