October 1, 2016

Miner refused bail on possession charge

A miner was refused pretrial liberty when he made his appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan charged with possession of narcotics.

Orand Alfred, 47, of Lot 155 Tabatinga, Lethem, denied that he on March 29 had 9½ grams of cocaine in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Representing the accused Attorney Jerome Khan pleaded for his client to be released on bail since on the day in question police came and conducted a search on the defendant’s premises and his person.

Khan pointed out that the drug was found in his client yard over a fence and not on Alfred while multiple people reside at the home.

Police prosecutor Deniro Jones successfully opposed bail, citing the gravity attached to such charges.

According to Jones the narcotic was found in the accused back yard under some dry bushes, which ranks unearthed in Alfred’s presence.

Magistrate McLennan remanded the father of six and transferred the matter to the Lethem Magistrate’s Court for May 30.

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