A ‘car washer’ was earlier today sentenced to three years in prison by Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court for possession of narcotics.
Davanand Hedgehill of lot 196 Cummings Street, Bourda, Georgetown, pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that on January 27, 2016 at Alberttown he had in his possession 20 grammes of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.
Deniro Jones, the Police Prosecutor, told the court that on the day in question police ranks, acting on information received, arrested the defendant at Orange Walk, Bourda and took him to the Alberttown Police Station.
It was explained that the ranks saw that Hedgehill had in his possession one bag of Karibee Rice and a quantity of glass bottles all inside of another bag.
They proceeded to search the rice and saw a transparent plastic parcel which contained leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis.
The officers told the defendant of their suspicion and he under a caution statement admitted to the offense and was subsequently arrested.
Magistrate McLennan after hearing the prosecutor’s statement fined the defendant $30,000 and sentenced him to three years in prison.