3 years jail for ‘Watchman’ found with cocaine

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T.J Prince. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Twenty – three – year old T.J Prince, a watchman, was sentenced to three years imprisonment by Magistrate Judy Latchman for possession of cocaine.

Prince was also fined $10,000 after he pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that on March 09 at North Road, Georgetown, he was in possession 0.8 grammes of cocaine.

The Court heard that on the day in question around 22:23 hrs, police received information and as a result they proceeded along North Road between Orange Walk and Cummings Street, where they saw Prince and others sitting by a building.

According to the prosecution, the unrepresented man was seen with a black plastic container in his hand and as the ranks approached him, he threw the said container to the ground.

The container was retrieved by the police, who found the illicit substance. He was taken to the Alberttown Police Station, where it was weighed in his presence.