A 50-year-old clothes vendor who was charged with narcotics possession, was jailed for three years when his trial concluded on Wednesday by Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
Milroy Abrams of 14 East Ruimveldt, had initially pleaded not guilty to the offence of having in his possession, on December 30, 2015 East Ruimveldt, 18 grammes of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.
During the trial, the prosecution presented evidence to show that on the day in question, police officers acting on information that Abrams was selling narcotics from his Ruimveldt home, went to his home and conducted a search.
According to the prosecution’s case, he refused to allow the Police into the premises but his brother, who is also a Policeman, allowed them into the home.
When they entered the home, police found Abrams vigorously trying to flush the narcotics down the toilet.
Some was retrieved and a search of his room revealed 11 grammes of narcotics in a calabash.
Abrams’ Attorney during the trial continuously pointed out to the court that no search warrant was presented to his client before the search was conducted. This, however,did not carry much weight to affect the outcome. As such having been found guilty, Abrams was given three years jail.