Alberttown man gets four years for ganja trafficking

Eon Smith, accused in December of possessing nearly four kilogrammes of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking, was yesterday found guilty of the offence and sentenced to four years imprisonment.

Smith, 32, of 123 Third Street, Alberttown, initially appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry and pleaded not guilty to his narcotics charge.

Yesterday, before Magistrate Fabayo Azore, the man was found guilty after the state’s prosecutor was able to prove his guilt, beyond a reasonable doubt.

According to the police, ranks from the Narcotics Branch, acting on information went to Smith’s home, at Lot 23 B Norton Street, Werk-en-Rust on December 20 and found two amounts of cannabis. The first parcel amounted to 3.215 kilogrammes, while the other amounted to 755 grammes. According to reports, the cannabis was found among clothing and a passport that belonged to Smith.

Smith was said to have orally admitted to owning the cannabis. However, he declined to give a written confession.

Attorney-at-law George Thomas, who had represented Smith in December, had told the court that his client does not live at the address police stated in court.

Along with his sentence, Smith was fined $30,000.

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. PG4&25.QXD

    Guyana now ranked below Haiti

  2. The section of the Fly Jamaica tail that was severed.

    CAL plane strikes tail of Fly Jamaica craft at CJIA

  3. Maryanna Lionel

    No bail but speedy trial promised to bribery accused in carpenter murder probe

  4. Samantha Sheoprashad

    Guyanese woman one of 60 recognised by Queen’s young leaders programme

  5. Prince Harry, in the British High Commission vehicle, is driven past the protestors.

    Prince Harry arrives

  6. Herman David

    Diamond man killed in Soesdyke crash

  7. Former Amerindian Affairs Minister Pauline Sukhai in heckle mode (Photo by Keno George)

    ‘Death announcement’ budget animates both sides of the House

  8. Selena Ramotar

    Attempted murder accused freed after stabbing victim refuses to testify


Recommended For You