September 25, 2016

Man jailed for 3 years for narcotics charge

A man on Thursday appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and was jailed for three years on a charge of possession of narcotics.
Roy Singh of Kitty, Georgetown, pleaded guilty to the charge which read that on March 17, 2016 at Kitty, Georgetown, he had in his possession two grams of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
The prosecution’s facts stated that on the day in question, at around 16:00h, the defendant was picked up by police and taken to the Kitty Police Station for questioning on a simple larceny matter.
While at the station, a search was conducted on his person and one transparent Ziploc bad was found, which contained four white rocklike substances later identified as cocaine.
The substance was weighed in his presence. He was cautioned and arrested.
Singh told the court that on the day in question, he was walking on the road when he saw the item, picked it up and pocketed it. He explained that he did not know what was in the bag.
Magistrate McGusty told the defendant not to pick up anything off of the road and then sentenced him.
He was also fined $30,000.

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