Albouystown men face ganja charges

Two Albouystown men were yesterday brought to court on drug possession charges as police embark on an initiative to minimise crime in the community.

Newly-assigned police ranks arrested Dwayne Isaacs Riley and Robert Kissoon, who appeared before Magistrate Ann McLennan.

While patrolling in Albouystown on April 13th, the police officers pulled Riley over for a search on Hunter Street. Upon searching him, they discovered a transparent packet in one of his pockets containing what appeared to be cannabis.

Riley was informed of the suspicion and arrested. He pleaded guilty to the charge of possession and was fined $15,000 and ordered to perform four weeks of community service.

Kissoon, who was also arrested on Sunday, was allegedly found in possession of four grammes of cannabis. He also faced a second charge for the possession of a utensil which appeared to be an improvised version of a pipe used to smoke cocaine. He pleaded not guilty and was granted $20,000 bail on each charge. He will return to court on May 16th.

Last Friday, police launched ‘Project Impact Albouystown,’ through which it is partnering with community organisations to make the area safer.

More in Local News

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning:

Most Read This Week

  1. Lakeram Kewlachand

    Gangaram man takes his own life

  2. A police officer attempts to escort Rushelle Gittens out of the court compound

    Woman threatens to kill cop at city court complex

  3. Colin Rodney

    Cop charged with taking bribes

  4. Citizens fleeing country due to crime, IAC says

  5. The Rio Inn at Forshaw and Oronoque Streets

    Teen shot dead outside Rio nightclub

  6. Courtenay Griffith’s home in Lodge that is earmarked to be demolished.

    City to tear down 52 derelict buildings

  7. Tricia Loo

    East Canje woman jailed over cocaine in suitcases

  8. 15-year-old charged with murdering suspect in sister’s abuse

  9. Linda, the mother of the suspect, displaying his football gear and accolades in a bid to prove his innocence in front of the Brickdam Police Station.

    Mother turns in alleged suspect in market shooting


Recommended For You