October 16, 2016
MANILA, Philippines – Former sexy star Sabrina M and her two companions, who were nabbed in a buy-bust operation in Quezon City three weeks ago, have been arraigned for the drug charges filed against them before a Quezon City court last Thursday.
The former actress, who is Karen Salas Pallasigue in real life, and her companions Erwin Suba San Martin and Edwin Locsin Coloma entered “not guilty” pleas during their arraignment at the QC Regional Trial Court Branch 84 past 9 a.m.
Court records showed that the three are facing charges for violation of “Section 5, Article 2 of Republic Act (R.A.) 9165” or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Under Section 5, Article 2 of R.A. 9165, a penalty of life imprisonment and a fine ranging from P500,000 to P10 million can be imposed to a person found guilty of selling, trading, administering, dispensing, delivering, giving away to another, distributing or transporting any dangerous drug.
This law also covers “those acting as a broker in any of such transactions.”
The trio is also facing drug possession case that was raffled to another branch.
Sabrina M was arrested after a police poseur buyer allegedly managed to buy P6,000 worth of shabu from her during a buy-bust operation conducted at her residence in Pulangui St., Napocor Village in Brgy. Pasong Tamo, Quezon City on September 25.
San Martin and Coloma were also apprehended after they were caught in the act of sniffing shabu inside the actress’ house.
Seized from the three were five plastic sachets of shabu, two disposable lighters, an improvised water pipe, a strip of aluminum foil with traces of shabu, a stainless scissor, a bundle of plastic sachet, a roll of unused aluminum foil, one genuine P1,000 bill used as buy-bust money, boodle money, three mobile phones and cash worth P3,280.
A surveillance video wherein the actress was seen using shabu was earlier released to media by the police.
Sabrina M has appeared in several sexy films in the 90s such as “Karanasan: The Claudia Zobel Story” in 1995 and “Favorite Subject: Sex Education” in 1999. – RBA