Prison officer busted with ganja gets $150,000 bail

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The entrance to the Lusignan Prison

One of the two prison officers attached to the Lusignan Prison, who was arrested after a quantity of ganja was found in his living quarters, was granted bail in the sum of $150,000

Quincy Jemmott, 34, of Schoonord, West Bank Demerara (WBD), pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on November 11, 2020, he had 894.5 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. He appeared at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court.

He will make his next court appearance on December 21, 2020, for statements.

It was reported that on the day in question between 22:00h and 22:15h, a team of prison officials conducted a search at the Cecil Kilkenny Training College during which a black plastic bag was unearthed in a cupboard hidden under a sink.

The bag was opened in the presence of the two prison officers and two large transparent Ziploc bags of cannabis were found within.

The ganja was reportedly handed over to the police and weighed – amounting to 894.5 grams – in the presence of the two officers.