Two friends, found with 140.1 grams of marijuana, were this afternoon sent to the same place — lot 12 Camp Street. But while one was sentenced to three years imprisonment after pleading guilty, the other was remanded for denying the allegation.

Navindra Harrichan, 30, of Owen Street Kitty and Arthur Ishmael, 30, a labourer of Foulis, East Coast Demerara, were jointly charged with having 140.1 grams of cannabis in their possession for the purpose of trafficking on March 20, 2019 at Owen Street, Kitty.

They appeared before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

After the charge was read to the friends, Harrichan pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years imprisonment along with a fine of $30,000.

Meanwhile, Ishmael denied the allegation and was remanded to prison until April 20, 2019.

According to the facts presented in court by police prosecutor, Sanj Singh, on the day in question the police raided an Owen Street, Kitty home and found the two defendants inside.

It was reported that the marijuana was found wrapped in a plastic on top of a wardrobe situated in Harrichan’s bedroom.

When told of the offense, he admitted, hence, both men were arrested and taken into custody.


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