Two remanded over ganja possession

A man and woman in two separate incidents were yesterday both remanded to prison on narcotic possession charges when they appeared before Magistrate Hazel Octave-Hamilton at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

Joan Munroe denied that on August 10, at Charlestown, Georgetown, she had in her possession 2,973 grammes of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.

When asked by the court if he was making a bail application for his client, attorney Adrian Thompson indicated that he would not as there existed no special reasons that would qualify Munroe. The prosecution then made a successful application for the woman to be remanded to prison until October 24, when the matter will be called again at Court One for reports and fixtures.

Meanwhile, on August 11, at Linden, Dennis Peters is alleged to have had in his possession 474 grammes of cannabis, also for the purpose of trafficking.

The unrepresented accused was remanded to prison on the prosecution’s request, as he could advance no special circumstances for being granted bail.

His case was transferred to the Christianburg Magistrates’ Court for August 17.

No facts in either of the cases were presented to the court.

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