[www.inewsguyana.com] – Two brothers were remanded to prison on drug trafficking charges on Monday, March 10 by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.
Curtly Thomas, 25 of Mahaica, East Coast Demerara and Clifford Thomas, 28 of Bachelors Adventure, East Coast Demerara, both pleaded not guilty to two joint charges and two separate charges.
Particulars of the first joint charge stated that on March 7 at West Middle Walk, Bachelors Adventure, they had six grammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
It is also alleged that on the same day, they had 17 grammes of marijuana, while Clifford had in his possession 35 grammes of cocaine for trafficking. Another charge alleged that Curtly had 325 grammes of the marijuana for trafficking.
Police Prosecutor, Michael Grant told the Court that ranks from the narcotics branch acting on information went to the defendants’ home and informed them of their reasons for being there.
With the Thomas’ permission, a search was conducted in the home where the illegal substances were found. The Prosecutor successfully objected to bail based on the nature and gravity of the charge.
Attorney – at – Law, Sandil Kissoon represented the duo and told the Court that Clifford is a mason with no prior conviction and resides in the home with five other occupants which include his mother.
The Lawyer said his client was never in care or control of the prohibited substance.
In relation to Curtly, the Court heard that he resides with his father and is self employed. The case was transferred to Vigilance Magistrate’s Court for March 13.