[www.inewsguyana.com] – A mother and her two sons stood before Magistrate Faith McGusty on Monday, December 16, charged with trafficking narcotics.
Loraine Lamaizon and her sons, Odell Monroe and Rawl Hetsberger all of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on Saturday, December 4 at their place of residence, they had in their possession 500 grammes of cannabis sativa (marijuana).
Police prosecutor, Shellon Daniels told the court that ranks at Diamond police station received information that the prohibited substance was being sold at the house.
She added that after a search was conducted, it was discovered in the middle room of their home a black plastic bag containing weeds, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis. They were told of the offence and subsequently, arrested and charge.
Attorney – at – Law Nigel Hughes represented the trio and applied for bail. However, Prosecutor Daniels objected on the seriousness and prevalence of the offence.
Bail was refused for Monroe and Lamaizon but as it relates to Hetsberger, he was ordered to post $250,000 fine, since he was not in house at the moment, but on top the roof, fixing something on the zinc. The matter was adjourned until January 14 at the Providence Magistrate’s court.