No bail for mason accused of throwing ganja over prison fence

Reon Jonas

A mason was yesterday morning remanded to prison after being charged with trafficking cannabis, which police said was concealed in a parcel which he threw over the wall of the Camp Street Prison.

The charge against Reon Jonas is that on August 29th, 2018, at D’Urban Street, Georgetown, he had in his possession 50 grammes of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh objected to bail, while citing the seriousness of the offence.

It is alleged that on the day in question Jonas was observed by a police officer throwing a black object over the Camp Street Prison wall. The court heard that prison authorities were notified and the black object was retrieved.

Singh said that inside 50 Ziploc parcels containing the prohibited drug were discovered.

Magistrate Leron Daly, before whom the case was called, remanded Jonas to prison in keeping with an objection by the prosecutor to the accused being given his pre-trial liberty.

The matter has been adjourned until October 12th.  

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