…charge against teen withdrawn
A 51-year-old woman will now have to serve four years in prison and pay a $21M fine after she confessed that in excess of 20lbs of cocaine which was found in her home on Sunday last, belonged to her.
The woman, Naomi Persaud of Campbellville, Georgetown pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to her before a City Magistrate on Wednesday.
The charge stated that on August 6 2017, she had a large quantity of cocaine stashed inside of a cooking gas bottle in her Delph Avenue home for the purpose of trafficking. The home was reportedly being rented by businessman Andre Gomes.
Initially, officers from the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) had laid the charge against the woman’s grandson after he and his girlfriend were found in the house at the time that the bust was made.
However, Persaud maintained that the illegal drugs belonged to her, and as such, the charge against the 17-year-old boy was dropped and she (Persaud) was taken into custody.
Moreover, police are reportedly looking to question Gomes, who has had previous brushes with the law, as he was living at the location where the drugs were found at the time.