La Penitence residents busted with cannabis

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A construction worker was today placed on $55,000 bail when he appeared before Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan charged with possession of narcotics.

Twenty – year – old Carl Francis of East La Penitence, Georgetown pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.

The court heard that on August 15, the man had five grams of cannabis on his possession. The police prosecutor objected to bail on the grounds that there was no special reason raised by the defendant for bail to be granted.

The prosecutor’s objection was overruled by the Magistrate and Francis will make his next court appearance on September 17.

Additionally, 37 – year – old Noel Mitchell of 402 North East La Penitence, Georgetown was also charged with possession of narcotics.

Mitchell pleaded guilty to the charged which read that on August 16 at Albouystown, he had two grams on cannabis on his possession.

According to the police prosecutor, on the day in question ranks from the Guyana Police Force conducted a search on the accused and discovered the illegal substance in a plastic bag, which was in the accused mouth.

Mitchell was fined $15,000 along with three months of community service. [Royan Abrams]

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