Alexander Village woman found with 477g ganja remanded

A 42-year-old woman, who after being found with  477 grammes of cannabis in her possession, told ranks from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) that she bought the narcotic for her son-in-law, was yesterday remanded to prison after being charged with the offence.

Natasha John denied the charge, which was read by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in Georgetown.

The charge alleged that on April 9, at Third Street, Alexander Village, Georgetown, John had in her possession 477 grammes of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.

John’s lawyer, George Thomas, in his application for bail, told the court that the narcotic was found in a general area and could belong to anyone since there were several occupants residing at the house.

Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to bail being granted and told the court that on the day in question, ranks from CID went to the home of the defendant, where she is the lone occupant of the house. A search was conducted and the suspected narcotic was found in the cupboard located in the hallway of the upper flat of the building.

According to Mansfield, John then admitted to the crime, telling ranks that she “purchased the weed for her son-in-law.” She was told of the offence, cautioned and arrested, and gave a statement admitting ownership of the substance, the court heard.

John was subsequently remanded to prison and the matter was adjourned until April 30, 2019.