Man remanded over cocaine trafficking near Stabroek Market

A man who allegedly had in his possession two grammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking in the vicinity of Stabroek Market was yesterday remanded to prison after he appeared before acting Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

The allegation is that on September 24 at Georgetown, Sherwin Evans had in his possession two grammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.

According to the facts presented to the court by the prosecution, on the day in question the police patrol received information and went to the Stabroek Market area near the fire station where they conducted a search on several persons, including the defendant.

The cocaine was discovered on the person of the accused, the prosecution stated.

The prosecution objected to bail on the grounds that no special circumstance was presented to the court and asked that the man be remanded to prison.

The matter will be called again on October 18 at Court Five.

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