Patentia woman charged over ganja found in paint bucket at Bartica stelling

A 39-year-old Patentia resident, who police say was found carrying cannabis in a paint bucket, was yesterday remanded to prison after being charged with possession of narcotics for trafficking.

Ayana Campbell, of 64 Patentia, West Bank Demerara, was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.

The charge against Campbell stated that on July 13th, 2018, at Bartica, she had 1.169 kg (2.5 pounds) of cannabis in her possession for trafficking.

Campbell denied the charge after it was read to her by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.

According to Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield, on the day in question, Campbell was a passenger on a speedboat that had just landed at the Bartica stelling.

Police ranks at Bartica, acting on information received, contacted Campbell, who was at the time in possession of a paint bucket. A search was conducted and seeds, leaves and stems, suspected to be cannabis, were discovered.

Subsequently, Chief Magistrate McLennan remanded Campbell to prison and adjourned the proceedings until August 2nd, when the case will be heard at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.

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