Miner gets bail on ganja trafficking charge

Alex Thomas

A miner was yesterday granted bail after he denied having over two pounds of cannabis in his possession for trafficking.

It is alleged that Alex Thomas, 26, had in his possession 1,035 grammes (equivalent to over 2.2 pounds) of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking on March 15th, 2019, at ‘Vulture Boat Service Landing,’ at Bartica.

Thomas pleaded not guilty to the charge, which was read to him by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court One.

According to the police’s case, ranks from the Bartica Police Station acted upon information received and intercepted Thomas, who had a bag and a beer box in his possession. The ranks subsequently conducted a search of the bag and nothing was found. However, upon checking the beer box, a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems, which appeared to be cannabis, was found.

Thomas was granted his release on $110,000 bail and was told to attend the Bartica Magistrate’s Court on April 11th, 2019, when the matter is fixed to be heard.

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