[www.inewsguyana.com] – A man from Monkey Mountain in Region 8 was sentenced to three years imprisonment on Thursday, August 27, after he pleaded guilty to the offense of possession of narcotics for the purpose of tracking before Magistrate Ann McLennan.
The court heard that 25 – year – old Clifford Nathaniel was found with 18 grammes of marijuana while at the Monkey Mountain Police Station on August 23.
According to the prosecution, on the day in question, Nathaniel was involved in a heated argument with several persons and behaved disorderly when the police were summoned.
He was subsequently taken to the Police station where he was searched and the police discovered in the left side pocket of his bag, a white plastic bag with a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems, suspected to be cannabis.
The Prosecution explained that the street value for the drugs amounts to $27,000. After given a chance to say something, Nathaniel told the Magistrate that he is the owner of the drugs and he decided to plant the illegal substance since he is a farmer, to make additional money.
In addition to the three year sentence, he was fined $5000.