Faced with prison term, ganja smoker pleads not guilty

Allegedly busted by the police while smoking a “lil roach,” Sherwin Smith yesterday changed his guilty plea to not guilty after he was faced with the reality that he would have to serve a prison term.

Smith, 36, of Kumaka Waterfront, made an appearance in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court One, charged with smoking cannabis on May 13 at Kumaka, Mabaruma. The man did not deny the charge when it was read to him by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.

The police allege that on the date in question, police ranks had been in the Kumaka area patrolling when they observed Smith sitting in a chair on the roadside. The man, the police say, had been smoking at the time. He was stopped and a search was carried out, during which the suspected illicit substance was discovered. It was tested in …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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