Taxi driver busted with 14 lbs ganja after bid to escape cops ends in crash

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A Berbice taxi driver was yesterday remanded to prison on a ganja trafficking charge after police said he was found with almost 14 pounds of cannabis in a car that he crashed while trying to evade them.

The charge against Carlos Edwards states that on December 8th, at Georgetown, he had 6.252 kilogrammes (equivalent to 13.7 pounds) of cannabis for trafficking.

Edwards pleaded not guilty to the charge when he was arraigned in a city court before Magistrate Judy Latchman.

The police’s case is that ranks were on patrol on Sheriff Street, where the defendant was seen acting in a suspicious manner. When he was signaled to pull over, it is alleged that he sped off. He, however, crashed into another vehicle. Both he and the car were then searched and a multi-coloured bag with several smaller bags was found. He was subsequently taken to the Kitty Police Station, where he allegedly admitted in a caution statement to having the said narcotics.

Magistrate Judy Latchman remanded Edwards to prison and adjourned the matter until December 18th.

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