[www.inewsguyana.com] – Jeremy Stuffle, charged with drug trafficking appeared before Magistrate Ann McLennan for sentencing after he was found guilty of the offence at the end of his trial.
During his appearance before Magistrate Ann McLennan, 38 – year – old Stuffle of North Ruimveldt, Georgetown was fined $544,500 and sentenced to four years imprisonment, while the case against his girlfriend Marcia James was discharged, after she was found not guilty.
The couple first appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry and pleaded not guilty to the charge, particulars of which stated that on January 21, they had in their possession 605 grammes of marijuana.
The Prosecution was led by Police Prosecutor, Dinero Jones, while the duo were unrepresented. The Prosecution’s case was that on the day in question, Police acting on information conducted a search Stuffle’s home, when they found a bag which contained a quantity of zip – lock bags with the illegal substance.
Stuffle and his girlfriend were both taken to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Headquarters along with the prohibited substance and during questioning, Stuffle admitted that the drugs belonged to him and his girlfriend had no knowledge of it.
Magistrate Ann McLennan ruled that the Prosecution has proved all the elements against Stuffle, and that the Court is satisfied that he had knowledge and control of the illegal substance with intention for trafficking.