Two women and four men were arraigned before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. Alicia Adams of Haslington, Collis Jackman of Section B Non Pariel, East Coast Demerara and Elwin Hodge, all pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Meanwhile, the other three – Jermaine Nurse, Lloyd Smith and Melissa Jacobs -pleaded guilty to the offence. Police Prosecutor, Bharat Mangru did not opposed bail to Adams, Jackman and Hodge. They were placed on their own recognizance and will appear before Magistrate Dylon Bess on June 16.
However, Nurse, Smith and Jacobs were each fined $25,000 and were granted 14 days to pay the fine.