Guyhoc teen remanded on drug charge

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A teenager who makes blocks was remanded to prison on Friday when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to answer a charge of possession of narcotics.

Emaka Foster, 18, of Lot 673 Guyhoc, and Lot 97 C Field, Sophia, Georgetown, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

courtHe pleaded not guilty to the offence which alleged that on 29 June, 2016 at Norton Street, Lodge, Georgetown, he had in his possession 33 grams of cannabis.

The Prosecution’s case stated that on the day in question, Police acting on information conducted a search on the teen when the seeds, stems and leaves were discovered in his right side pocket.

The unrepresented teen told the Chief Magistrate that the Prosecution facts were inaccurate. He said that on the day in question he was at work when a Police vehicle approached him and two other men, one of whom was selling the drugs.
Foster added that the man standing with him upon seeing the Police threw the black plastic bag at him and ran.

He refuted the claim of being caught with the drugs in his pocket but instead Foster made it known that the drugs was found besides him.

He was nonetheless remanded to prison and the case will continue on July 13.

 

 

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