‘Confused’ woman fined for attempting to smuggle cannabis into Police lockup

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Rachel McClair, 22, of Ruimveldt, Georgetown,  escaped serious punishment as she was only ordered to pay a fine for attempting to pass cannabis to her brother who was at the time in Police lockup.

cannabisShe pleaded guilty to the charge when she appeared before the Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

It is alleged that on September 27, 2016, at Brickdam Police Station, she attempted to traffic 2 grams of cannabis.

The court heard that on the day in question, the defendant approached a police constable and gave him a box of food to deliver to her brother. However, when the box was checked, a transparent plastic was found with the cannabis inside.

The defendant was subsequently arrested and charged.

She told the Magistrate that she was sorry and only carried out the act because she was ‘confused’.

She was fined $15,000 and given 4 weeks community service.

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