Mark Anthony Fernandez denied that he possessed a kilo of marijuana which, according to police reports, was the reason why he was arrested in Pampanga Monday night.
In a short video uploaded on YouTube by rockingpress, Mark Anthony said his side of the story which was different from what came out on the news.
The actor said he was about to buy [marijuana] when the police arrived. The presence of the authorities scared the person he was going to buy the illegal substance from and ran away. He also left the scene without marijuana because the transaction didn't push through.
"Bibili po ako, tapos dumating po sila. Hindi pa po ako nakakabili, umalis po ako, tumakbo po 'yong magbebenta sa akin," the actor said.
According to reports, however, the car Mark Anthony was driving was stopped at a checkpoint because of a missing front license plate. It was there when the police found a kilo of marijuana inside an open bag.
Reports further said that the former matinee idol tried to slip past the police which resulted in a car chase, which forced the authorities to shoot the tire of his car.
He was arrested at San Fernando City and was temporarily detained at the Station 6 of the Angeles City Police.
He went through a drug test Tuesday morning at the Philippine National Police's crime laboratory. He tested positive for marijuana and negative for shabu.
He is scheduled to face inquest proceedings for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Meanwhile, Mark Anthony's eldest son, teen actor Grae Fernandez, took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon to express support to his dad. Read about it here.