Prisoner caught with ganja in anus, gets four more years

Found with marijuana hidden in his anus, convicted prisoner Roger Samuels was yesterday sentenced to an additional four years imprisonment.

“I gon plead guilty ’cause I don’t want no long story,” said Samuels, who appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court charged with narcotics possession for the purpose of trafficking. However, he then proceeded to say, “They were planning for me.”

According to Prosecutor Joel Ricknauth, on June 27, Samuels, who was with other prisoners preparing to return to the jail after performing their duties at the Prison Officer’s Sports Club, was observed walking in an unusual manner. He was then taken for medical examination and it was discovered that there was a white plastic bag lodged in his anus. After it was removed by Samuels, it was revealed that the bag quantity of marijuana which was then weighed and found to be 68 grammes.

Roger Samuels
Roger Samuels

“I gah hustle tuh” was Samuels response to being charged, according to Ricknauth, who noted that Samuels currently has 14 months left to serve after a previous conviction for simple larceny.

Samuels related to the court that even though he is imprisoned, he is a hardworking man and has three children. “Life hard in prison and everything in there you got to buy. If you want something to drink, you got to buy it,” he said. He, however, later claimed that he did not have the substance on him and that the medic “push she hand up me and put it there.”

In addition to four years imprisonment, which will be served upon completion of his current sentence, Samuels was also fined $10,000.

More in Local News

Jaikarran Chandradeo

Two more held as cops look for motive in Corentyne triple murder

Police yesterday detained two more persons as they continued to try to unravel the motive behind the gruesome shooting to death of two men and a teenage boy, whose bodies were discovered at Kokerite Savannah, Mibicuri Creek, on Friday.

These children enjoyed being pushed home by a cousin

Riverstown

Riverstown, a village on the Essequibo Coast, is pressed between Pomona and Airy Hall. Once you cross the railway-like bridge over a black water creek, you’re in Riverstown, where there are more than 700 residents.

Raphael Trotman

SARU operating legally despite absence of legislation

Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said on Thursday that the State Assets Recovery Unit (SARU) is operating legally and despite its inability to prosecute persons, it is currently doing investigative work which is part of its mandate.

Dead: Orin Morris

Sophia stevedore killed in freak accident at wharf

The body of a stevedore attached to the John Fernandes Limited, Water Street wharf was retrieved from the Demerara River on Thursday evening, more than a day after he was involved in a freak accident.

The old abandoned Moco-Moco Hydropower Station

2018 deadline set for completion of Moco-Moco hydropower facility

Due diligence is currently being done on two firms that had bid to rehabilitate the Moco-Moco hydropower facility and the project should be completed by the end of 2018, Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson says.

Devika Tinsarran after she lost all her hair due to chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer.

Breast cancer survivor turned advocate urges women to get screened early

For many who receive a breast cancer diagnosis, hearing from others who have survived it can be a great source of comfort and support.

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.



Stay updated! Follow Stabroek News on Facebook or Twitter.

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