A labourer from St Ignatius village, Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo) was jailed for three years and fined G$142,000 after he plead guilty to a trafficking in narcotics charge.
Vibert Peters, 28, on Tuesday appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.
It was alleged that Peters on July 17, at St Ignatius Village, had in his possession 110 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.
The prosecution contended that on the day in question, Peters was seen by Police ranks in the vicinity of Mocha Mocha at 01:00h acting in a suspicious manner while pushing a peddle cycle.
Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers told the court that Peters had a black haversack and a search revealed that it contained stems, seeds and leaves suspected to be cannabis. The defendant was cautioned about the drugs found in his bag and he told the ranks he was taking it to a friend.
He was arrested and taken to the Police station where the cannabis was weighed in his presence and which amounted to 110 grams.
The unrepresented man told the court that on the day in question, he was on his way to his employer to collect his salary but instead he got caught with the black bag.