Trinidadian man charged with ganja possession, trafficking

Last Updated on Monday, 29 May 2017, 17:15 by Denis Chabrol

Cornelius Abrams

A 31- year old Trinidadian was Monday morning arraigned on a charge of being in possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

The charge alleges that on May 28, 2017 at Mandela Avenue, Georgetown,  Cornelius Thomas of South Trinidad had in his possession 834 grammes of marijuana in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.

When asked to respond to the allegation against him, Thomas pleaded his innocence, saying he knew nothing about the alleged drug find.

Police prosecutor Shellon Payne objected to bail being granted based on the fact that the unrepresented man did not provide the court with sufficient reason. She also noted that the police file is incomplete since the analysis report is outstanding.

Magistrate Latchman refused bail and remanded  Thomas to prison until June 19, 2017.

The Guyana Police Force said lawmen went to a house on Mandela Avenue at about 7PM and a search uncovered the marijuana in 382 small-sized zip-lock packets.