Worthmanville duo busted with over 100 grams of marijuana

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Alair Hendricks and Alicia Gilkes hide their faces as they exit the Magistrate's Court. [iNews' Photo]
Alair Hendricks and Alicia Gilkes hide their faces as they exit the Magistrate’s Court. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com]Another common – law couple of Lot PP6 Bent Street, Wortmanville Georgetown, appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry today (January 6) for trafficking narcotics.

Twenty-two-year-old Alair Hendricks and Alicia Gilkes, 31 denied the charge, which alleged that on January 4 at Wortmanville, Georgetown, they had in their possession 109 grams of cannabis sativa (marijuana).

Police Prosecutor, Bharat Mangru told the court that on the day in question ranks from the narcotics branch conducted a search at the defendants’ home, when 86 zip lock plastics bag were discovered in their kitchen area.

The Court heard that Hendricks admitted to the offence orally but refused to give written statements.

Their lawyer argued that the police arrested Hendricks on the street and then took him to his house. He added that they are not occupying the premises alone, as there are other tenants living in the yard.

Mangru opposed bail on the grounds that no special reason was provided by the defence for the duo to be granted bail.

The matter was transferred before Magistrate Ann McLennan for report and fixtures.  Gilkes was placed on $200,000 bail while Hendricks was remanded to prison until January 30.

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