A 17-year-old student of a city school was on Monday remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan when he appeared before her charged with attempting to traffic cannabis into the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts lock-ups.
The Northon Street, Lodge resident denied the allegation, which stated that on February 26 at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts he had in his possession 154.5 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.
Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones told the Court that on the day in question, the teen visited the court lock-ups with the intention of delivering a bag to one of the prisoners, Dellon Henry called “Nasty Man” who is currently before the Court on a murder charge.
It was revealed that the young man told the Officers there that he had brought three bottles of water for Henry, however, when a constable examined the bottles, it was observed that it contained the leaves, seeds and stems of what were suspected to be cannabis.
However, before the Officer could question him, he ran out of the compound. He was subsequently apprehended in the vicinity of Brickdam by a policeman who gave chase.
Attorney Mark Conway, who appeared for the student, made an application for reasonable bail, telling the Court that his client needs to resume his classes as he has to sit the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate Examination soon.
However, Prosecutor Jones objected to this stating that no special reasons were given. The Magistrate denied bail. The case will continue on March 14.