The court was told that on August 14 Dundas, who operates a stall at the Stabroek Market, had 15 grams cannabis [marijuana] in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Attorney-at-law Peter Hugh represented the accused and while making an application for reasonable bail told the court that his client has no pending matter in court and that the narcotics were allegedly found in front of his client’s stall in several boxes.
Hugh also told the court that the area is frequented by a lot of people and so anyone could have placed the illegal substance there.
However, the police prosecutor debunked the Attorney’s explanation and told the Magistrate that the cannabis was indeed found in the stall and in the presence of the accused.
The prosecutor requested that the accused be remanded given that no special reason for bail was cited. The Magistrate granted the prosecutor’s request and Devon Dundas was remanded until September 16. [Royan Abrams]