[www.inewsguyana.com] – Fifty – eight – year old Vibert Butts of Lot ‘C’ Norton Street, Georgetown appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, charged with the possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.
He was also charged with having in his possession an illegal utensil for the purpose of smoking marijuana. He pleaded guilty to both offenses.
The court heard that on November 23, 2015 at Norton Street, Lodge, he had in his possession 46 grams of marijuana. According to the Prosecution, on the day in question, ranks from the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU), acted on information received and visited the home of Butts, where a search was conducted.
During the search, the ranks discovered the marijuana concealed in kitchen utensils. In his explanation to the court, Butts said that he uses the drugs for medicinal and cultural purposes.
Magistrate Azore, acknowledging the defendants’ guilty plea, the street value of the drugs and the penalty attached to such offenses fined Butts $69,000 and sentenced him to three years imprisonment.