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MARKED FOR DRUGS — Actor Mark Anthony Fernandez ends up behind bars after being chased by Angeles City policemen when he drove past a checkpoint. When police caught up with him in Barangay Virgen delos Remedios, Angeles City, he yielded a kilo of marijuana inside his car. (Contributed Photo/Manila Bulletin)

MARKED FOR DRUGS — Actor Mark Anthony Fernandez ends up behind bars after being chased by Angeles City policemen when he drove past a checkpoint. When police caught up with him in Barangay Virgen delos Remedios, Angeles City, he yielded a kilo of marijuana inside his car.
(Contributed Photo/Manila Bulletin)

CAMP JULIAN OLIVAS, Pampanga – Charges have been filed before Pampanga courts against movie and television actor Mark Anthony Fernandez but the formal reading of the charges against him was suspended Thursday, the Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) disclosed.

Citing field reports, Chief Supt. Aaron N Aquino, PRO3 director said the suspension on the scheduled arraignment came after the actor’s camp filed a motion to re-investigate the cases lodged against him.

The PRO3 filed charges for violation of Sections 5, 11 and 12 of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act against Fernandez before the Angeles City Regional trial Court Branch 60, while another case for civil disobedience after he supposedly ran away was filed before the Angeles City Municipal Trial Court Branch 1.

Fernandez’s camp also petitioned for his immediate transfer to the Pampanga Provincial Jail from the Angeles City Police Station 6 where he is currently detained because the latter is too crowded.

The filing of charges stemmed from Fernandez’ arrest on Monday, when he was caught in possession of one kilo of marijuana, an illegal substance, after he ignored a checkpoint around 8:30 pm and led police in a brief chase somewhere in MacArthur Highway in Barangay Virgen de los Remedios.