[www.inewsguyana.com] – Winston Scotland of Lot 274 Oronoque Drive, Linden, was on Monday remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on a drug charge.
Scotland pleaded not guilty to the offence which alleged that on Friday, May 22 at McKenzie, Linden he had in his possession 134 grammes of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
Police Prosecutor Bharat Mangru told the court that police stopped a route 72 minibus and escorted the passengers to the police station after which they were all asked to collect their bags and exit the bus.
The court heard that a search was conducted on Scotland who had a haversack in his possession, which revealed the prohibited substance.
The prosecutor successfully opposed bail on the grounds that no special reason was raised by the defence for bail to be granted. The matter was transferred to Linden Magistrate Court for June 2.
Meanwhile, a 27-year-old miner was also remanded for the same offence.
The Court heard that Jeffrey Thomas on Friday, May 22 at McKenzie, Linden had in his possession 65 grammes of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. He was also a passenger on minibus when the police found the illegal substance in his bag. Thomas was remanded to prison, until May 27.