Albouystown couple jailed for marijuana possession

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Christina Cumacho was remanded to prison. [iNews' Photo]
Christina Cumacho was remanded to prison. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com]A common – law couple of Lot 16 James Street, Albouystown Georgetown, was remanded to prison today by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry for trafficking narcotics.

Carl Lashley, 23 and Christina Cumacho, 21 both pleaded not guilty to the offence, which alleged that on January, 4 at Albouystown, Georgetown, they had in their possession 93 grammes of cannabis sativa (marijuana).

Police Prosecutor Bharat Mangru told the court that on the day in question a party of policemen went to the defendant’s apartment at James Street Albouystown and conducted a search and found leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be the prohibited substance.

Attorney-at-Law Gordon Gilhuys represented the couple and applied for bail. He argued that both of his clients are being charged for the first time and Cumacho is a mother of a one month old baby.

The prosecutor opposed bail stating that no special reason was provided by the defence for bail to be granted.

Carl Lashley. [iNews' Photo]
Carl Lashley. [iNews’ Photo]
Hence, the defence lawyer requested that provisions be made since the baby still breast feeds. Bail was refused for both defendants and the matter stands adjourned until January 17.

 

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