Norton St man nabbed with ganja after cops impound motorbike

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A Norton Street man is now a remanded prisoner after police say they found a quantity of ganja hidden under a helmet on his impounded motorcycle.

Damian Evans, 35, of Lot 35 Norton Street, Werk-en-Rust, was arraigned before Magistrate Fabayo Azore in Georgetown last Friday, when he was read a charge which stated that on August 1st, 2018, at Brickdam, he had 134.3 grammes of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking in his possession.

Evans pleaded not guilty to the charge.

According to the prosecution, ranks from the Criminal Investigation Department were on patrol duties in Charlestown, where they noticed two motorcycles parked on the left side of Breda Street in front of a house.

The occupants of the house were called out and they identified one of the motorcycles. However, when asked about the other motorcycle, they denied ever seeing it before. Both motorcycles were then escorted to the Brickdam Police Station, where they were lodged.

Evans subsequently went to the station and claimed ownership of the unidentified motorcycle.

The court heard that Evans then opened a compartment on the motorcycle to show the ranks the documents for the vehicle. When the compartment was opened, a rank smelled what he suspected to be cannabis. A search of the compartment was conducted and a black plastic bag with several ziplock bags, containing leaves, seeds and stems, were found under a black helmet.

Evans was told of the offence committed, cautioned and he reportedly admitted ownership of the said narcotic, resulting in his arrest.  After hearing from the prosecution, Magistrate Azore remanded Evans to prison and adjourned the matter until August 17th.

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