Taxi Driver allegedly caught with Marijuana remanded

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The accused, Leron Yarris. [iNews' Photo]
The accused, Leron Yarris. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Leron Yarris of Sussex Street, Georgetown, was remanded to prison by Magistrate Judy Latchman on a drug trafficking charge.

The 34 – year – old man pleaded not guilty to the offence, which alleged that on May 13 at Albouystown, Georgetown, he had six and half grammes of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

Police prosecutor, Gordon Mansfield told the Court that on the day in question, on that day around 12:45 hrs, Police on patrol stopped the defendant, who was riding a bicycle and requested to carry out a search on him, but before they could do so, Yarris threw a plastic bag in a nearby yard.

The Prosecutor said the bag was retrieved which contained seven small zip lock bags with the illegal substance. During caution, the defendant accepted ownership of the prohibited substance and was subsequently arrested.

The defendant was represented by Attorney-at-Law, Natasha Vieira, who told the Court that that the Police did not find the alleged drug on her client. She said he is Taxi Driver and the sole breadwinner of his grandmother.

Bail was refused and the case was transferred before Magistrate Judy Latchman for report and fixtures for May 15.

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