MOSCOW, July 18 (RAPSI) – Egyptian police have arrested the younger son of ousted President Mohamed Morsi in the central province of Beni Sueif, Turkish news site World Bulletin announced on Friday, citing a security source.

Abdullah Morsi was sentenced to one year in jail and a fine of 10,000 Egyptian pounds (about $1,400) on July 2 on charges of drug possession and consumption. He was arrested in early March while smoking hash with a friend in a car in Qalyubia, a province north of Cairo.

Both were released the next day after agreeing to give urine samples, which the prosecution later said tested positive.

Abdullah and his friend denied the charges. His attorney said that Abdullah had been framed.

They can appeal the July 2 ruling.

Mohamed Morsi was ousted by the army in July 2013 following mass protests against his one-year rule. Criminal proceedings have been initiated against him and his closest associates, the most serious charges being premeditated murder and violence against protesters during unrest at the presidential palace in December 2012. These charges could lead to death penalty.