Businesswoman among five charged following cocaine bust in Essequibo

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Two of the accused who were charged. [iNews' Photo]
Two of the accused who were charged. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Four men and a woman, all jointly accused of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking, made their first court appearance before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Monday, October 19, 2015.

It is alleged that 49 – year-old Myrna Scott, a mother of two, of Lot 25 Section C, Lima, Essequibo Coast; 28 – year – old Marvin Scott Lot 503 Respect Street; 34 – year – old hire car driver, Damian George of Lot 375 Onderneeming, Essequibo Coast; 52 – year – old Dennis Mohabir of Lot 16 Shell Road, Kitty, Georgetown and Gordon Williams of Georgetown on October 17, 2015 at Perseverance, Essequibo Coast, had in their possession 3.840.5 kg of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

It is also alleged that Gordon Williams and Myrna Scott on that same day at the same location had in their possession 23 grams of cannabis, also for the purpose of trafficking.

In another charge directed to George, it is alleged that on October 17 at Perseverance, he had in his possession 30.45 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.

They all pleaded not guilty to the offenses; however, the Lawyer for Myrna Scott explained that his client, who is a businesswoman, is highly respected in her community.

Myrna Scott. [iNews' Photo]
Myrna Scott. [iNews’ Photo]
According to the Lawyer, on the day in question, she was visiting the house when police suddenly came and conducted a search on her person and personal belongings.

The Attorney further posited that his client was never found with anything elicit, does not pose a flight risk and as such asked for reasonable bail. Nonetheless, Chief Magistrate McLennan denied all defendants bail.

They were remanded and are scheduled to make their next court appearance on October 29 at the Suddie Magistrate’s Court.

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