Kevon Meyers, a miner, was remanded to prison on Monday on a charge of possession of marijuana for trafficking.
Meyers pleaded not guilty to a charge that he had 865 grammes of cannabis in his possession for trafficking at Bartica.
The prosecutor stated that Meyers allegedly had two 10 kg sacks of rice, in which the cannabis was found after the police conducted a search.
But in a statement to the court, Meyers said that a co-worker asked him to take two sealed bags of rice to the worksite.
Nonetheless, Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan denied Meyers bail and remanded him to prison until November 24, when the case will be called again.