[www.inewsguyana.com] – A 24 – year – old mother of one, who is also a cook in the interior, was today charged with the possession of Marijuana.
Natasha Livingstone of South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to the charge before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.
It is alleged that on September 19 at Mabaruma, she had in her possession 102 grammes of Marijuana.
Representing Livingstone was Attorney – at – law, Sandy Ford Thompson, who told the Court that her client has no knowledge of the narcotics, as her belongings were not searched in her presence.
She requested bail in a reasonable sum stating that her client is pregnant and is not a flight risk.
Police Prosecutor, Michael Grant opposed bail on the grounds of the nature and prevalence of the offence. He maintained that the illegal substance was found in the presence of the accused.
Livingstone was remanded to prison until October 14 and the case was transferred to the Linden Magistrate’s Court.
Something must be done soon to deal with this ganja problem. Once again I am seeing people being locked up of a few grams of this stuff when they can be fined and put to do community service. We have people doing drugs on a large scale who at times go free because they have connections in high corrupt places. “As a reminder this is about 3 ounces”
Its time poor ass countries like Guyana stop making young people criminals for a plant, she is pregnant and in jail over a plant.