$50,000 bail for man busted with marijuana

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The accused, Joel Halley. [iNews' Photo]
The accused, Joel Halley. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com]Joel Halley, 23 of East La Penitence, Georgetown, charged with drug possession was ordered to lodge $50,000 bail, by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on Tuesday, February 4.

He pleaded not guilty to the offence, particulars of which stated that on February 3 at East La Penitence, he had 12 grammes of marijuana in his possession.

Police Prosecutor, Michael Grant told the Court that a party of policemen from the Narcotics Branch went to the defendant’s home to conduct a search for narcotics.

The Prosecutor said upon arrival, the door was open and a container was seen on a bed by a police rank. The container was opened in the presence of the accused and several packs of zip lock bags were found containing leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be the illegal substance.

He said when Halley was told of the offence and cautioned, he told the ranks that he normally hustle to make a living.

The case was transferred before Magistrate Fabayo Azore for report and fixtures on February 20.

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