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Item SMA_SR-2015-035 - Newspaper Article - 21 April 1921 - opium possession by Chinese

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Newspaper Article - 21 April 1921 - opium possession by Chinese

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Sidney and Islands Review, "Wong Pleaded 'Not Guilty'", 21 April 1921, Page 6.

"Wong Pleaded 'Not Guilty' -- Charged With Being Unlawfully in Possession of Opium; Was Found Guilty.
Constable Owens, of Victoria, in company with Constables Bishop and Rogers, entered the premises of Chung Lee Lung, Beacon avenue, at about 5:45 p.m., armed with a search warrant. During the search of the premises an opium pipe, opium, lamp, tray and a bottle in a room occupied by a Chinaman named Wong. Wong was brought before Justices of the Peace J. J. White and A. Macdonald on Monday, April 15, and was charged with having opium in his possession without lawful authority from the minister authorized by the Narcotic Drug Act.
After hearing the evidence the accused was adjudged guilty and sentenced to a fine of $200 and costs of $4, or in default of payment seven months in jail.
Wong was taken to Okalla on Monday evening by Provincial Constable Bishop.
As this was the first case of the kind to be tried here, there was considerable local interest manifested."

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Transcription from scan of original by Brad Morrison, 2015

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