Labourer on cocaine trafficking charge

A man who allegedly had a quantity of cocaine in his possession was on Thursday remanded to prison by Acting Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry before whom he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

The allegation against Shawn Fletchman is that on November 15 at Georgetown, he had in his possession 41 grams of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

The 38-year-old accused of 1338 Cummings Park B Field Sophia pleaded not guilty to the charge of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.

In giving the facts of the case, prosecutor Stephen Telford told the court that on the day in question, the police were conducting a search in the vicinity of Tiger Bay when they defendant was stopped and a search carried out on his person.
According to Telford, the illegal substance was found concealed in the defendant’s pants crotch.
The labourer was later told of the allegation, arrested and charged.

Fletchman was remanded to prison until December 1. His matter was transferred to Court Five.

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