The Criminal Division of the Court of First Instance refrained from pronouncing punishment against a Kuwaiti citizen who was accused of possessing hashish and methamphetamine and driving under narcotic influence on Bin Khaldoun Street in Hawally area. The court instead obliged him to sign a pledge of good conduct for one year along with a financial guarantee. According to the case file, a Public Security officer saw the suspect smoking at a signal intersection and then throwing away the cigarette as soon as he noticed the patrol vehicle. Based on suspicions, the officer demanded him to stop and asked him for his details to discover he is a Kuwaiti citizen who was banned from travelling due to his involvement in a drug-related case. Noticing the suspect’s disoriented state, the officer searched the vehicle to find a knife as well as hashish and methamphetamine. During the court session, the defense counsel Lawyer Mohammad Safar stressed that his client had denied the charges, insisting that the procedures followed for searching and arresting his client were invalid. He requested the court for the acquittal of his client.