Albouystown father of four gets four years for ganja trafficking

“I only did it for my family… I am sorry!” a father of four yesterday cried after he was sentenced to four years in prison for possession of 184 grammes of cannabis for trafficking.

Kevin Clarke, 34, of Lot 135 King Edward Street, Albouystown, George-town, appeared before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman in Georgetown, where he was read the charge that on June 14th, at King Edward Street, Albouytown, Georgetown, he had cannabis in his possession for trafficking.

According to Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore, on June 11th, the police carried out a search of Clarke’s home, where they found his haversack in a closed barrel. As a result, the haversack was searched and a set of plastic bags containing leaves, seeds and stems, suspected to be cannabis, were discovered.

Clarke, a former security guard, was later arrested and taken to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters, where he admitted that the haversack and narcotics belonged to him.

Clarke pleaded guilty to the charge after it was read to him by Magistrate Latchman.

Clarke, when asked if he had anything to say, related to the court that he “used to work but my contract was revoked. I only did it for my family and I does normally go in the bush man… I am a good father.”

Subsequently, Magistrate Latchman sentenced Clarke and fined him $30,000.



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