Soldier among four charged over ganja

Four men, including a soldier, who were arrested on Saturday following the discovery of several Ziploc bags filled with cannabis in the vicinity of the Demerara Harbour Bridge were on Tuesday charged and released on $100,000 bail each.

Kunene Rodney, 40, a Joint Services rank and of Kaneville, East Bank Demerara (EBD); Clarence Boston, 24, also of Kaneville; Michael Dennis, 31, of Diamond, EBD and Shomar Thomas, 21, of Samantha Point, Grove, EBD were all charged with possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.

They pleaded not guilty to the allegation when they appeared before Magis-trate Crystal Lambert in the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court.

Bail was granted and the matter was adjourned to August 16 when it will be called again in the Wales Magistrate’s Court.

The quartet are accused of having 27 grammes of cannabis in their possession.

Sunday Stabroek had reported that the illegal drugs was found during a stop and search exercise.

The men were proceeding along the western side of the Demerara Harbour Bridge when they were stopped and searched by the police and the drugs unearthed.

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