Prison officials yesterday unearthed 894.5 grammes (1lb 9ozs) of marijuana during a search of the prison barracks at the Cecil Kilkenny Training College at Lusignan, East Coast Demerara (ECD).

The area was occupied at the time of the search by Prison Officers Quincy Jemmott, of Schoonord, West bank Demerara (WBD) and Seon Alert of Fort Ordinance, East Canje Berbice.

During the search, a black plastic bag was found in a cupboard under a sink, which was opened in the presence of the two prison officers. It contained two large transparent ziplock bags of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis.

Same was handed over to the Police and weighed. Both ranks were placed under close arrest. An Investigation has been launched.


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