[www.inewsguyana.com] – A 28 – year – old resident of lot 83 James Street, Albouystown, Georgetown was remanded to prison for the possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
Lennox Smith, a Miner, made his appearance before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry and pleaded not guilty to the offence, which alleged that on June 20 at Region 9 he had in his possession four grammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
The court heard that on the day in question, police were on mobile patrol when they observed Smith acting in a suspicious manner. As a result, he was stopped and searched during which a Red Swinger match box was found in his crotch.
The cocaine was allegedly concealed inside the match box. A further search revealed a ziploc bag in his pocket which was also contained the illegal substance.
His lawyer, Jerome Khan, requested that bail be granted in a reasonable sum, asking the court to take into consideration the length of time until the next court hearing in the Lethem Magistrate’s Court.
Khan argued that a search was conducted on Smith and nothing was found on him, alleging that his client was set up but Police Prosecutor, Bharrat Mangru objected to bail, stating that no special reasons were raised by the defense counsel for pretrial liberty to be granted.
The Magistrate denied bail and the matter was transferred to Lethem Magistrate’s Court for September 07.