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.