Musician prisoner remanded on narcotics charge

A member of the Georgetown Prison band was yesterday remanded to prison, after he was charged with possession of narcotics. It is alleged that on December 9 at the Georgetown Prison, Keith Bailey, 34, who is currently serving a jail term for another matter, had in his possession 197 grammes of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. Bailey, originally a resident of Christianburg, Linden, pleaded not guilty to the charge read to him by Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court 2.

However, attorney Paul Fung-a-Fat who represented Bailey told the court that his client is a musical person and on the day in question he was playing in the band when it was alleged that narcotics were found on the ground. Fung-a-Fat added that for the sentence Bailey is currently serving since 2012, he is likely to be out of prison next year based on his good behaviour.

Bailey told the court, “I have been in prison since 2012 and if I did want to do anything like this, I didn’t had to hide because I does be in and out of the prison with prisoners to play in the band whenever they have prison concert shows. I does also host all the concerts. I didn’t had to hide anything.”

Bailey is to make his next court appearance on January 9 before Magistrate Fabayo Azore.


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