Taxi Driver sentenced to 3 years imprisonment for possession of marijuana

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Leron Yarris
Leron Yarris

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Taxi Driver, Leron Yarris of Sussex Street, Georgetown, was sentenced to three years imprisonment on Thursday, May 29 on a drug trafficking charge.

The 34-year-old man was also fined $100,000 by Magistrate Judy Latchman.

During his first appearance at the Court, the defendant 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.

At the conclusion of the trial, Yarris was found guilty. The facts of the case state that on the day in question, 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 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.

 

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