Puri vendor dealt three years for cannabis trafficking

Seon Fitzgerald

A father of three, Seon Fitzgerald, was yesterday sentenced to three years’ imprisonment for trafficking 76 grammes of cannabis.

Fitzgerald appeared in the city Magistrates’ Court, where it was said that he trafficked 76 grammes of cannabis on October 13th, in South Sophia, on the East Coast of Demerara.

The puri vendor, who was before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman, pleaded guilty to the offence and told the court that he found the bag on the street and picked it up.

“I obtained the bag and the police obtained me,” Fitzgerald told the court.

According to the prosecutor’s facts, at about 07:00hrs, ranks from the CID Headquarters were on duty in Sophia, when they observed Fitzgerald acting in a suspicious manner. The ranks stopped him, conducted a search, and found what was suspected to be cannabis.

Fitzgerald then admitted to the offence and was arrested. Thereafter, the narcotics were weighed in his presence. The substance amounted to 76 grammes.

The man was sentenced to three years in jail and was fined $30,000.

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