Man gets 4 years jail for tossing marijuana into prison

Raymond Marks was sentenced to for 4 years in prison

The individual, who was earlier this week arrested by officers for allegedly tossing bags containing marijuana over the Camp Street prison wall, was on Friday afternoon slapped with a four-year jail term and ordered to pay a fine of $30,000 by city Magistrate Leron Daly, for smuggling contraband into the Pprison.

Raymond Marks pleaded guilty to the offence which stated that he on May 8, 2017 at the Camp Street prison, Georgetown, had in his possession 793 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.

Prosecutor Bharat Mangru related that on the day in question, Marks was seen hurling two bulky onion bags over the wall and into the compound of the local penitentiary.

These bags he stated were retrieved and found to contain leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis. The man who was then apprehended and charged with the offence, allegedly confessed to the crime in a caution statement.

The court heard that the accused is 47-years of age; reportedly having has no fixed place of abode.


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