A man who told the court he was deported from America was today charged and released on $50,000 bail when he stood accused of possessing cocaine and marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
Fifty-two-year-old Gordon Allen appeared before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
It is alleged that on July 31 at Bourda Market, Georgetown, he had in his possession 23 grams of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
It was further alleged that on the same day and at the same location, he had in his possession 2.5 grams of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
An unrepresented Allen denied both charges after they were read to him by the magistrate.
According to information, on the day in question ranks from the Police Narcotics Branch were on patrol when they saw the defendant acting in a suspicious manner. A search was then carried out on his person and the drugs were found in a pocket of his pants. He was then arrested, taken into custody, and charged.
Allen, in addressing the court, said, “My parents are dead and I’m a deportee. I live on the streets.”
Magistrate Daly, after listening to both sides, released Allen on $50,000 bail. He was instructed to make his next court appearance on August 16.