[www.inewsguyana.com] – A 59 – year – old businessman was today remanded to prison on a drug trafficking charge when he appeared before Magistrate Ann McLennan.
Lloyd Allen pleaded not guilty to the offence, which alleged that on Monday, June 30 at Roxanne Burnham Gardens, Georgetown; he had in his possession 470 grammes of marijuana.
He was represented by Attorney – at – Law, Euclin Gomes. The lawyer said his client is the owner of a taxi and the prohibited substance was found in a home with several occupants.
He added that the alleged room was not particularly occupied by any person and at the time the Police visited the house, several people were there watching a football game. On those grounds the defence lawyer requested that Allen be granted bail.
However, Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) Prosecutor, Oswald Messiah objected to bail. He told the Court that a team of officers visited the defendant’s home around 15:00 hrs, where they also met two other males.
Messiah said a search was conducted and the illegal substance was found in a room. Subsequently, the defendant was taken into custody.
The two men, however, denied they had anything to do with the alleged cannabis, the Prosecutor said.
He was remanded to prison and the matter stands adjourned to July 11 for report and fixtures.