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Long-serving policeman charged with allowing escape of suspected drug trafficker

Georgetown Magistrates’ Court

A police constable, who is about to retire after serving for at least 36 years , was Tuesday arraigned for allegedly allowing a suspected drug trafficker to escape from lawful custody.

Appearing before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan, 54-year old Noel Trotman of 162 Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara was granted GUY$40,000 bail.

He pleaded not guilty to the offence that he allegedly committed on September 17, 2015 at the Mahdia Police Station..

The policeman’s has been ordered to appear in the Mahdia Magistrates’ Court on January 19, 2016.

Particulars of the offence are that, through his negligence and carelessness, he allowed David Peter to escape from his custody.

Peter was charged with trafficking in narcotics.

Trotman, who is a father of five children, was represented by Attorney-at-Law, Adrian Thompson.

The defence lawyer said it was unfortunate that Trotman was charged nearing the end of his police career and asked that reasonable bail be granted because his client is not a flight risk.

Police Prosecutor, Deniro James did not object bail but requested that it be substantial.