Security Officer busted with marijuana, remanded to prison

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DSC05191[www.inewsguyana.com] – A security officer attached to Medicare Pharmacy was remanded to prison for possession of narcotics. Twenty – five – year old Rajendra Rowtee of D’ Andrade Street Newtown Kitty, Georgetown pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on September 16 at Medicare Pharmacy located at Hinck Street Georgetown; the accused had 15.2 grams of cannabis in his possession. CANU prosecutor, Oswald Messiah told the court that a group of officers acting on information went to the Medicare Pharmacy where the accused is employed as a security guard to observe him on duty.

Messiah said the accused was seen going in and out of the guard hut, dealing with different persons. The prosecutor said his ranks then moved closer to the guard hut where they conducted a search and found two calabashes containing leaves seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis.

A search on the accused revealed that he had $80,260 on his possession along with US$110. Attorney – at – law Latchmi Rahamat represented the accused and while making an application for reasonable bail noted that her client has been cooperating with the police since the incident and that the guard hut is not only being used by her client but also two other security officers attached to Medicare Pharmacy.

The lawyer also related to the court that her client has no knowledge of the illegal substance. However, the Chief Magistrate refused bail and the accused will make his next court appearance onSeptember 18. [Royan Abrams]

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