Four years for trying to throw ganja into prison compound

A man who admitted trying to throw over 500 grammes of ganja into the prison compound was yesterday sentenced to four years in prison by Magistrate Hazel Octive-Hamilton.

Dave Anand pleaded guilty to possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking when he appeared at Court Five at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

On October 21 at Georgetown he had 575 grammes of cannabis in his possession. According to the facts of the case, Anand was seen on Bent Street acting in a suspicious manner by ranks of the Guyana Police Force and Guyana Prison Service. He was apprehended by the prison ranks after he attempted to throw the narcotics into the prison compound.

Anand asked the magistrate to be lenient with him.

The magistrate sentenced him to four years and also fined him $120,000.

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