A woman who had told the court she was helping someone out by dropping footwear to an inmate was moments ago sentenced to one year in prison for attempting to traffic the 23 grams of ganja discovered within the boots.

Sarah Chance, 33, of Kaneville, East Bank Demerara appeared before Magistrate Rondel Weever of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where she was charged for attempting to traffic 23 grams of marijuana in a pair of boots into the same courts’ lock-up on January 21, 2019.

The unrepresented woman had pleaded not guilty to the offence on her first court appearance but had told the magistrate that she had tried to “help out” someone by dropping a pair of boots for an inmate.

The magistrate this morning ruled that, after perusing the entirety of the evidence, she found Chance guilty. Hence, the magistrate sentenced Chance to one year in prison.

Chance had said that, in her attempt to help someone, she had agreed to deliver the boots and had made contact with the inmate via phone who asked her to go to the Georgetown bus park and collect $10,000 from a friend to buy a t-shirt and other items.

The woman went on to tell the court that, on arrival at the bus park, a man told her to go to Albouystown, Georgetown to uplift something for him. It was while in Albouystown that the woman was reportedly given a pair of boots to take to the courts’ lock-up for the inmate.

However, facts presented by the court prosecutor stated that, based on information received, Chance was aware that she was delivering the shoes to the prisoner with the narcotics inside.

It was while police officers at the court indicated that the footwear had to be searched that the woman began acting in a suspicious manner. The officers, upon checking the shoes, found the cannabis and tobacco leaves compressed into the sole of the boots.

Chance was then told of the offence and denied it before she was arrested and taken into custody.



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