Two men who police said admitted to trafficking marijuana were today charged and remanded to prison.

Jason Carmichael, 36, a taxi driver of Lamaha Park, Georgetown, and Cordell David, 29, of Berbice, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan where they were slapped with a joint charge.

Both men denied the charge which stated that on June 26, 2019, at 318 Lamaha Park, Georgetown, they had in their possession 245 grams of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

Facts presented by Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield stated that on the day in question, police acting on information went to 318 Lamaha Park, Georgetown where they met the defendants in the home, along with a woman and a baby.

The court heard the ranks requested to carry out a search and, in the presence of the defendants, leaves, seeds, and stems suspected to be marijuana were found on a table in the kitchen.

The Prosecutor told the court that when the defendants were questioned they both admitted ownership to the illegal substance; hence, they were arrested and taken into custody.

Mansfield made serious objections to bail being granted to the defendants on the grounds of the prevalence of the offence, the penalty the charge attracts, and the fact that both men admitted ownership of the drugs.

The Chief Magistrate after listening to the facts remanded both men to prison until July 22.


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