[www.inewsguyana.com] – Forty – five – year old Ustad Lowe, a Farmer of Moko Moko Settlement, Rupununi was sentenced to three years imprisonment for the possession of narcotics and cultivating marijuana.
Lowe appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore today, Thursday, September 25 and pleaded guilty to the charge, particulars of which stated that on September 24 at Moko Moko Settlement he had in his possession 10 grammes of marijuana.
He also pleaded guilty to cultivating the illegal substance. Police Prosecutor, Steven Telford told the Court that on the day in question Police conducted a search of the defendant’s home and found a transparent plastic bag on his bed frame. A further search on the bag unearthed the illegal substance.
Subsequently, he took the police to his farm about 15 meters east of his house. He pointed out about 25 marijuana plants ranging from 3-10 heights.
For the possession of narcotics charge he was sentenced to three years together with a $10,000 fine, while he was also sentenced to three years jail for cultivating plants with a $5,000 fine.
The sentences will run concurrently.