Deportee remanded to prison for trafficking cannabis, cocaine

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Gordon Allen exiting the Georgetown Magistrate's Court. [iNews' Photo]
Gordon Allen exiting the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com]Gordon Allen, a deportee from the United States was remanded to prison was today for trafficking narcotics by Magistrate Ann McLennan.

The 48-year-old defendant pleaded not guilty to two charges, which alleged that on Thursday, December 12 at Orange Walk and Regent Street, Georgetown, he had 17 grammes of cannabis sativa (marijuana) in his possession.

The second charge alleged that on the said day at Orange Walk and Regent Street, Georgetown, he also had in possession one gram of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Police Prosecutor Dinero Jones told the Court that on the day in question in the vicinity of the Bourda market area, the defendant was observed the defendant sitting on the pavement and was frequently approached by different persons.

The prosecutor said the accused was observed going into his pocket and taking out a black plastic bag that contained a substance, which he was giving to persons.

The Court was told that a search was carried on Allen where police found weed, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis, and a “creamish rock” substance suspected to be cocaine.

Allen indicated that he has been deported from the US and is waiting on time to return. He further stated that he has no fix place of abode and has been residing on the streets.

Bail was refused and the matter stands adjourned until January 6 before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine- Beharry.

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