Duo remanded on drugs charges

Two men who were found with a quantity of cocaine in their possession were remanded to prison yesterday when they appeared before Magistrate Hazel Octive-Hamilton at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

Christopher Ramdular  and Adrian Woodroffe, 28, of 63 Cross Street, Werk-en-Rust both pleaded not guilty to the charge  of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Woodroffe, who was allegedly caught smoking cannabis, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Kean Byas
Christopher Ramdular

It is alleged that on February 28, Byas and Woodroffe had in their possession 18 grammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Woodroffe is also accused of smoking cannabis on the same day.

However Byas’s lawyer, Adrian Thompson applied for bail for his client on  the grounds that the cocaine was not found on his client’s person nor was it found in a building occupied by his client.

He stated that on the day in question his client was standing on the road next to a gate where the cocaine was found. He also stated that several persons had occupied the building next to the same gate.

Adrian Woodroffe
Adrian Woodroffe

Prosecutor Robert Clement objected to the bail application on the grounds that the cocaine was found in the possession of the defendants. He also stated that the police had taken away the cannabis that Woodroffe was caught smoking.

The magistrate subsequently ordered that Byas and Woodroffe be remanded to prison and that they appear back in court on May 22.

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