A labourer who was busted with a quantity of ecstasy pills was this morning charged and released on bail.

Kenton Haynes, of Mocha, East Bank Demerara, stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates Courts.

Haynes pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on October 17, 2018, between Charlotte Street and Orange Walk, Georgetown, he had in his possession 559 ecstasy pills for the purpose of trafficking.

His lawyer, Dexter Todd in a bail application, told the court that the ranks who arrested his clients are known to him and he is not a flight risk.

However, Facts presenter by CANU, Prosecutor, Konyo Sandiford stated that on October 17, 2018, at Charlotte Street and Orange Walk, Georgetown, ranks intervened in an ecstasy exchange between the defendant and another man.

He was then arrested and taken into custody.

The Chief Magistrate, after listening to both sides, released Haynes on $200,000 bail.

He was instructed to lodge his passport with the court and report every Monday and Friday at CANU Headquarters until the completion of the trial.

Haynes was also instructed to make his next court appearance on November 1, 2018 for report.


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