Scrap iron dealer denies being drug dealer

A scrap iron dealer, who police say was found selling cocaine, was yesterday remanded to prison after being charged with possession of narcotics for trafficking.

Keith Tuesday, 45, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge and he claimed that he had no knowledge of the drug.

The charge against Tuesday states that on March 6, at Alexander Street, Georgetown, he had 2.3 grammes of cocaine in his possession for trafficking. The charge was read to him by Magistrate Judy Latchman in the George-town Magistrates’ Court 3.

“My worship, in Alexander Street I was purchasing scrap iron and bottles when the police came into a yard where I went and nothing was found there.

They hold on pun men and tell me they find narcotics and just take me to the station. I have no idea of no narcotics,” Tuesday told the court.

His attorney, Adrian Thompson, made an application for bail to be granted in a reasonable sum. Thompson told the court that his client was in a yard in Alexander Street when the police appeared and searched and said they found narcotics. He added that a number of persons were present at the time but only Tuesday was held and taken into custody.

The police’s case, however, is that Tuesday was found inside a yard with a white plate selling the cocaine.

The prosecution objected to bail, citing the nature, seriousness and penalty attached to the offence. The court also heard that Tuesday is a repeat offender who was charged and convicted for offences of a similar nature before.

Tuesday was subsequently remanded to prison and the matter was adjourned until March 12.

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