Accused in cocaine in mail case ordered to lead defence

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan yesterday ordered that Dennis Jones, who is on trial for cocaine trafficking, lead a defence.

The decision was made after the magistrate found that a prima facie case was made out against Jones, whom, it is alleged, trafficked 10.64 grammes of cocaine, which was mailed by him, on January 18, at the Guyana Post Office Corporation.

Dennis Jones

At the continuation of Jones’ trial yesterday in Georgetown, Magistrate McLennan overruled a no-case submission that was made by attorney Eusi Anderson on Jones’ behalf and said that after the court considered the evidence led by the prosecutor’s witnesses, a prima facie case was made out against him.

Jones will be expected to lead his defence at the next hearing, which is slated for December 12.

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