September 30, 2016

Albouystown man jailed for drug possession

Errol Williams

Errol Williams

An Albouystown, Georgetown man will spend the next three years of his life in prison after he was jailed on Tuesday for possession of narcotics.

Errol Williams pleaded guilty to the charge when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to answer to the charge.

Williams admitted that on March 5, 2016 at Albouystown, he had in his possession 15 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.

The prosecution stated that the defendant was arrested in connection with a simple larceny matter when a search was carried out on his person.

Police Officers found leaves, seeds and stems which were later identified as cannabis in the defendant’s haversack. He was told of the offence and taken to the Ruimveldt Police Station.

When asked by Magistrate McLennan why he was in possession of the drugs, the defendant explained that the haversack did not belong to him. “I borrowed it to take clothes home.”

When asked if he would like to change his guilty plea to not guilty, the defendant refused.

He was subsequently fined $30,000, the street value of the drugs, and sentenced to three years’ imprisonment.

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