Man remanded to prison for 26.5 grammes of ganja

Last Updated on Friday, 14 October 2016, 20:20 by Denis Chabrol

26.5 grams of cannabis on Friday landed a man back in prison after he made an appearance before Magistrate Judy Latchman.

It is alleged that on October 12, 2016 at Robb Street, Elijah Malali had 26.5 grams of cannabis in his possession for the purpose of trafficking. He pleaded not guilty.

In her attempt at a bail application for her client, Attorney Kimberly Yearwood stated that on the day in question the accused was not present when the narcotics were found.

In his turn, police prosecutor Sean Gonsalves objected to bail. According to his facts, on the day in question when police arrived at the location the defendant was present and in full view. Gonsalves continued that upon seeing the police, the accused threw a bulky bag over the western side of the fence. The police recovered the parcel and upon inspecting it discovered it contained 17 small ziplock bags filled with stems and leaves. The items were weighed in the defendant’s presence and he was subsequently taken into custody. Gonsalves also revealed that the accused gave two different addresses to police. As such, he declared that if granted bail Malali was unlikely to return to court.

After hearing from both parties, the magistrate refused bail to the defendant. His matter will be called again on November 1, 2016