Bali Daily (The Jakarta Post) reports that a New Zealand woman who has been under arrest since February 12, 2014, is now facing the possibility of a 12-year prison sentence for violating Indonesia’s tough anti-narcotics laws.
Leeza Tracey Ormsby, 36, a Sydney resident, was on a Bali holiday at the Villa Askara in Dalung, North Kuta, when she was arrested with 0.3 grams of hashish in her handbag that led police to find another 27.06 grams of hashish and 132,2 grams of ecstasy in the villa where she was a resident.
State Prosecutors are charging the woman with various charges of possession and distributing type-1 narcotics.
Ormsby has claimed the drugs found in the villa were not hers, but leftovers from a drug party held there by its previous tenants. As a result of the woman’s claims, police decided no to charge her with the drugs found in the villa, but only with those in her direct possession.
Ormsby has admitted to police that she is a recreation user drug-user with a predilection for hashish. Marijuana and ketamine. She has also presented evidence that she has been involved in Australian-based drug rehabilitation programs between 2009 and 2013.
A Bali-based psychiatrist has also confirmed the woman to be multiple recreational drug user.
Ormsby’s trial will resume on June 5, 2014.
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