A woman who allegedly told police that she was keeping a quantity of marijuana in her cupboard for her son-in-law was this morning charge and remanded for the offence.

The woman, Natasha John, 43, of 131 Third Street Alexander Village, Georgetown appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.

She denied the allegation which stated that, on April 9, 2019, at 131 Third Street Alexander Village, Georgetown, she had in her possession 477 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.

Facts presented by Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield stated that, on April 9, ranks from the Narcotics Branch went to the home of the defendant where she was the lone occupant at the time.

A search was then carried out in her presence and the narcotics were found in the upper flat of the building in a cupboard.

The court heard when the allegation was put to her she stated, ”I purchased the weed for my son-in-law.”

She was then arrested and taken into custody where she then gave a caution statement admitting to ownership and control of the illicit drug, the prosecutor said.

Her lawyer, George Thomas, in his bail application for his client told the court that his client has never been charged and is the sole breadwinner for her family.

The lawyer added that the alleged narcotics was found is in a general area and could have belonged to anyone.

The Magistrate remanded John to prison and instructed her to make her next court appearance on April 30, 2019.


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