A 37-year-old unemployed man was found guilty of a drug trafficking charge and was jailed on Wednesday for three years by Magistrate Judy Latchman.
Abdul Burnett, of Stone Avenue, Campbellville, Georgetown, had initially pleaded not guilty to the charge on January 11.
The charge against him read that on December 14, 2015, at Stone Avenue, he had in his possession 672 grams of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.
On the day in question around 14:15h, according to court documents, acting on information received, the Police went to a shop in Stone Avenue and found him with the drugs.
After being questioned by the ranks about the illicit drug, the defendant told the Police, “I does do a lil’ hustle.” He then took them to an empty lot next to a shop where he pointed out two transparent bags in the bushes. Checks were made on both bags which contained the prohibited drugs.
On Wednesday, the Court ruled that the prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt.
Burnette was also fined $3000.