[www.inewsguyana.com] – A prisoner on remand for the offence of carnal knowledge today appeared in Court, charged with the offence of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.
Ronald Armstrong of Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman and pleaded not guilty to the charge.
It is alleged that on May 7 at Camp Street Prison, Georgetown, he had in his possession 181 grammes of marijuana and 35 packs of cigarettes for the purpose of trafficking.
Police Prosecutor, Joel Ricknauth told the Court that the prisoner was an inmate at the Camp Prison and on that day he was sent to Leonora Court to face carnal knowledge offence.
Upon his return at the Prison, the defendant was stopped at the reception department for procedural checks and was told to declare all prohibited articles, such as matches, cigarettes etc.
The Prosecutor said as a result of the search, 35 packs of cigarettes and two parcels containing the illegal substance, taped with brown scotch tape was found on his person.