A 35-year-old man, speaking on SVTV Africa said; ‘’I am 35 years old, born in Ashiaman. After JHS, I became a driver’s mate for so many years. As a mate, I used to smoke because it made me high and fit to work.
I started this whole drug thing in 1990, and have travelled to Togo, Nigeria among other places all because of drugs.
When I stopped being a driver’s mate, I began pickpocketing and I have been jailed many times all because of pickpocketing’’.
He claims to have been to Nsawam prison among others due to pickpocketing, adding that, he has even robbed and held a gun before, but have never shot or killed anyone.
According to him, he engaged in those vices in order to get money to buy drugs, especially after he stopped being a driver's mate and there was no other source of money.
‘’I have been advised many times by family to stop doing drugs, but the thing is like spirit when you enter, it becomes very difficult for you to stop’’.
He, however, advised that the drug is evil, hence the youth should refrain from it.