A man was on Friday charged and released on bail after denying a narcotics trafficking charge.
Jaleel Baggot, 24, a plumber of Princes Street, Georgetown, appeared before Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on November 22, 2021, at Stabroek Market, Georgetown, he had 128 grammes of marijuana in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Facts presented by the court prosecutor stated that on the day in question, a party of Policemen while conducting patrol duties, saw a man standing alongside another young man.
The ranks searched a bag the man was carrying and found a quantity of leaves, seeds, and stems suspected to be marijuana. He was then told of the offence committed, arrested, and later charged.
With no objections raised by the prosecutor, the Magistrate released Baggot on $50,000 bail. He was instructed to make his next court appearance on January 28, 2022.