Labourer granted $50,000 bail over narco possession charge

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Thirty-five-year-old Richard Rene of Bella Dam, Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara, a labourer, was on Thursday released on $50,000 bail after he pleaded not guilty to a possession of narcotics charge.

During his arraignment at the Wales Magistrate’s Court, the Police Prosecutor contended that the labourer allegedly possessed two grams of cannabis at De Kinderen, West Coast Demerara on September 16, 2017.

Rene was also accused of assaulting Police Officer, Constable Green two days later at Pouderoyen while the rank was carrying out his duties.

Counsel for the accused appealed for reasonable bail and informed the court that the father of two was charged some two years ago on a separate matter.

Rene pleaded not guilty to assaulting the Policeman and was released on $10,000 bail on this offence. Both matters were transferred to the Leonora and Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Courts respectively.

The Pouderoyen resident will appear on October 9 at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court for the charge of assaulting a Police Officer, while the Leonora Magistrate will on October 30 preside over the possession of narcotics charge.

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