Movie Zone owner allegedly found with Ecstasy pills

-refused bail on drug possession charge

Jason Cummings, the owner of the popular business Movie Zone, appeared before the courts yesterday charged with possessing the drug Ecstasy and was remanded to prison after denying the allegation.

Cummings, 31, of 337 East Ruimveldt, was brought before Magistrate Fabayo Azore charged with the possession of a gram of Ecstasy tablets on Saturday in East Ruimveldt. The man pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court Five.

Attorney Paul Fung-a-Fat represented the businessman and explained that his client was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. According to the lawyer, Cummings had caught a taxi with three other persons and was on his way home when the vehicle was stopped during a roadblock. A search was conducted within the vehicle and the drug was found on the ground, Fung-a-Fat said.

Jason Cummings
Jason Cummings

The lawyer further requested reasonable bail for Cummings and pointed out that the man had five children to take care of.

However, Prosecutor Deneashwar Maindranauth refuted the lawyer’s version of the events. According to the prosecutor, the drug had been found in Cummings’ pants pocket during a routine patrol in the East Ruimveldt area.

Maindranauth objected to bail, noting that the defence had raised no special reasons for the consideration of bail. In response, Fung-a-Fat explained that the charged quantity of the drug did not require any special reasons for bail.

Cummings was nevertheless remanded to prison until June 12 when his matter will be heard again.

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