[www.inewsguyana.com] – A 21 – year – old pregnant woman was sentence to 48 months imprisonment for trafficking narcotics by Magistrate Judy Latchman.
Shellon Hopkinson of Middle Street, McDoom, East Bank Demerara was found guilty for the offence, which stated that on August 22 at McDoom, she had in her possession 257 grammes Marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
She was also fined $385,500. The Court heard that police conducted a search of the defendant’s home, when they found the illegal substance in a bedroom that the accused and her son occupies.
Hopkinson was represented by Attorney – at – Law, George Thomas. He told the Court that his client is pregnant and lives with her ‘child father’ and four other persons in the house.
The Lawyer also alleged that his client was handcuffed and brutalized by the Police even though she is pregnant. During the trial, two police witnesses testified on behalf of the prosecution.
Before the ruling in the matter, the Court heard that the woman is a mother of one and is presently four months, two weeks pregnant. She also informed the Court that she does not have any prior matters and her husband is currently serving a jail term.