Kitty man jailed after claiming ganja found during home raid

A man was yesterday sentenced to three years imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to the charge of possession of marijuana that was found during a police raid of a house in Kitty.

Rohan Singh, 25, of Lot 11 Railway Street, Kitty, was charged with illegal possession of narcotics at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, along with Satesh Singh, 25, of the same address, Damion Sardinha, 27 of 33 Shell Road, Kitty and Orette Subner, 27, of 91 Lamaha Street, Kitty.

The charges read by Magistrate Faith McGusty said that on June 4, at 11 Railway Street, Kitty, the four men had in their possession 7.6 grammes of cannabis.

All of the men pleaded not guilty with the exception of Rohan, who admitted to purchasing the drug and informed the court that he stored it under a counter, which according to Rohan, is where the police found it.

According to Prosecutor Seon Blackman, the police acted on information and went to the Railway Street, Kitty house around 4:45pm on June 4.

While there, Blackman said, the four defendants were in the top flat of the house. He added that a search was conducted in the top flat of the house and the substance, suspected to be cannabis, was found under a counter. The men were showed the substance but denied having any knowledge of the origin of the substance.

Blackman said the substance was then weighed at Police Headquarters, Eve Leary and amounted to 7.6 grams.

The matter was subsequently stood down.

Once the matter was recalled, Rohan continued with his previous story of the drug purchase despite being told of the repercussions of a guilty plea by Magistrate McGusty, who eventually sentenced him to three years in jail.

His three co-accused were granted bail in the sum of $25,000 bail each despite objections by Blackman, who said the three men were flight risks. Their next court hearing was fixed for June 30.

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