Teen lands in court for smoking ‘weed’


A sixteen-year-old resident of the Pomona Housing Scheme on the Essequibo Coast was on Monday arraigned before Charity Magistrate Sunil Scarce on a charge detailing that he had been caught smoking cannabis (weed).

The court heard that during a police patrol on May 14, the teenager was caught smoking the illegal substance; he was told of the offence, and was subsequently arrested.

The teen pleaded not guilty to the charge, and his attorney, Haimraj Ramsewack, told the court that his client is a first time offender and was not a flight risk.

Being under-age, he was released into the care of his father. The matter will be called again on May 22 at the Suddie Magistrate’s Court.



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