[www.inewsguyana.com] – Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry remanded a trainee boxer of Barr Street, Independence Boulevard, Georgetown, on a drug trafficking charge.
Twenty – two – year-old Jinelle Hope, pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that on Saturday, April 26 at Albouystown, Georgetown, she had in her possession 16 grammes of marijuana.
Police Prosecutor Michael Grant told the Court that around 11:30 hrs on the day in question ranks from the Narcotics Branch were on patrol duty around Georgetown, when they received certain information about a boxing gym.
He said based on the information received, they visited the gym and saw the defendant sitting on the stage. With her consent, a search was carried out on her person and a haversack she was wearing when several white parcels containing the prohibited substance were found.
She was told of the offence and taken to the Narcotics Branch, Eve Leary where the illegal substance was weighed in her presence.
The Prosecutor successfully objected to bail on the grounds of the seriousness and prevalence of the offence.
The case was transferred before Magistrate Faith McGusty for commencement of trial on May 29.