Republic Park resident gets 4 years jail for drug trafficking


Magistrate Deron Daly, at the Providence Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, jailed Robin Wills, who was deported from the United States, after he was found guilty of a drug trafficking charge.
Wills, a resident of Republic Park, East Bank Demerara was sentenced to four years in prison. He had initially denied the charge which stated that on November 17, 2013 at Republic Park, East Bank Demerara, he had in his possession 2.232 kilograms of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
According to Bharrat Mangru, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Prosecutor, a woman by the name of Sonia LaRose arrived in Guyana on November 9, 2013 to attend a funeral.
Mangru said the woman made contact with the defendant, while in Guyana, and he offered her assistance to arrange accommodations as well as to renew her passport.
It was further explained that on the day in question, the woman was scheduled to return to the United States when the defendant approached her and requested that she transport two bottles of cream liqueur to the USA for him.
The woman reportedly agreed. However, upon her arrival at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), she grew suspicious and handed the cream liqueur over to the Airport’s security personnel. The Prosecutor further explained that the items were then given to CANU and tests were conducted on the contents of the bottles. The liqueur tested positive for cocaine, and LaRose was taken into custody.
Based on the information that she provided, Wills was later arrested and charged. He made his first Court appearance before the then Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on January 31, 2014 at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and the matter was subsequently transferred to the Providence Magistrate’s Court for trial. During the trial, four witnesses were called to the stand.
At sentencing, the Magistrate explained that the prosecution team had successfully proven all elements of the charge beyond reasonable doubt.
The Magistrate further explained that based on the witnesses’ testimony and the evidence, a prima facie case was made out against the defendant and she found him guilty. The defendant was represented by Attorney Adrian Thompson.




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