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Woman convicted for attempting to smuggle ganja into police lockup

Twenty-two year-old Rachael McLean on Wednesday found herself paying a $15,000 fine and doing community service for attempting to smuggle  two grams of marijuana into a police lockups.

The facts state that on September 27, at the Brickdam lockups, the mother of twins approached Constable Timmerman and handed over a meal for her brother who was in the lockups.

Following procedure, the officer examined the contents of the food box and found therein a clear ziploc bag with the suspected drugs.

The contents were later weighed and tested and the defendant charged for the offense.

In court, McLean pleaded guilty and apologized to Magistrate Ann McLennan. “I’m very sorry, I was confused and got carried away. And I’m sorry for having something like that in my possession,” she said.

Mc Lean was then fined and sentenced to eight weeks community service at the Georgetown Magistrates Court.

Failure to comply could land McLean in prison for six months.

by Abigail Semple
  • Emile_Mervin

    I commend Magistrate McLean for the humane community service sentence here, because if anyone knows what 2 grams of weed look like, it is not worth 2 hours in prison.

    STOP JAILING PEOPLE FOR INFINTISEMAL AMOUNTS OF WEED ON THEIR PERSON. FREE UP THE PRISON SYSTEM OF WEED SMOKERS AND FILL IT UP WITH POLITICAL CROOKS!

    • Col123

      I agree that weed is really irrelevant for legal punishment …in those amounts…But the young woman took the stuff into the police lock up….not smart…the word is still not out yet on non prescribed ganja…

  • PETER

    I understand the light sentence for use but it is still a scourge on society and greedy people make money off of poor people. The terms of a light sentence should depend on getting information on who is the dealer and follow the chain to the top, the dependency on drug use should be eradicated from our societies, it causes suffering, greed and death..

  • Mek surethat she does the ”community work” in her prison jumpsuit.

  • Pam

    This young woman was fined $15000.with community service for 2grams.of marijuana in the Georgetown magistrate court, then how and why was a 65years old grand-mother sentenced to 2years in jail for the same amount by a magistrate named Alex Moore in a Berbice magistrate court?