Albouystown bar owner on trafficking charge after 44 lbs ganja find

Clyde Barrett

The owner of the City Vibes sports bar in Albouystown was yesterday remanded to prison after he was charged with the possession of almost 44 pounds of cannabis, which police say they discovered on the premises.

Clyde Barrett, 40, was brought before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in Georgetown, where he was read a charge alleging that on July 14th, at Albouystown, he had 19.888 kilogrammes (equivalent to 43.8 pounds) of cannabis in his possession for trafficking.

Barrett, of Albouystown, denied the charge.

Police prosecutor Neville Jeffers told the court that on the day in question, ranks from the Narcotics Branch went to the business and conducted a search. During a search of the kitchen area, ranks found the narcotics in a cupboard.

According to the prosecutor, Barret had the key to the cupboard.

While Jeffers objected to bail being granted, the attorney for the accused, Mark Conway, requested that his client be given his pre-trial liberty, citing a different scenario. He claimed there is an issue of multiple occupancy and noted that two other persons were taken into custody along with Barrett.

Bail was, however, denied by the Chief Magistrate and Barrett was subsequently remanded to prison until August 8th, when the case will be called again.

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