NO one is exempted from the intensified campaign against illegal drugs, not even celebrities.
On board a yellow Ford Mustang, actor Mark Anthony Fernandez was arrested by police last Monday night after a kilo of marijuana was found in his possession at a checkpoint in Barangay Virgen delos Remedios.
He was reportedly arrested during an anti-crime checkpoint on MacArthur Highway in the area, but sped off going toward the city of San Fernando. Mark Anthony was later intercepted due to heavy traffic.
Six packs of suspected marijuana weighing around one kilo was seized from his possession. He is now currently detained at Angeles City Police.
Mark, son of late actor Rudy Fernandez and actress Alma Moreno, has been reported to have undergone rehabilitation due to substance abuse in the previous years. But he denied owning the bag containing marijuana.
“Hindi po akin yung marijuana na yun. May naglagay lang po sa loob ng kotse ko (That marijuana is not mine. Someone just put it in my car),” he told reporters in an interview.
However, a drug test proved that the actor has been using marijuana as he was tested positive, a GMA News report said.
The actor’s teenage son, Grae who is part of ABS-CBN’s all-male singing group Gimme 5, has expressed his support for Mark, saying in a tweet: “No matter what people say about you, I will always be proud to be your son because you’re the best dad!”
He also changed his Twitter profile photo to that of an old picture of him with his father.
Before Mark’s arrest, actress and sexy model Krista Miller was also nabbed after she was caught red-handed in a buy-bust operation held at a gasoline station in Valenzuela City.