A 32-year-old man was on Thursday charged and remanded to prison for trafficking 200 grammes of marijuana. Jevon Rodwell Taylor, a plumber of Lot 43-44 Prince William Street, Plaisance, East Coast Demerara appeared before Magistrate Rushell Liverpool at the Sparendaam Magistrates’ Courts.
Taylor pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on September 27, 2021, at Lot 43-44 Prince William Street Plaisance, he had in his possession 200 grammes of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
He was represented by attorney-at-law Dexter Todd. The lawyer requested for his client to be granted reasonable bail. The Magistrate however remanded Taylor to prison until October 8, 2021.
Facts presented by the court prosecutor stated that on the day in question, Custom Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) ranks were conducting operations at the aforesaid address when they observed Taylor with a bulky black plastic bag in his hand, standing in front of a two-storey building.
Upon seeing the ranks, Taylor ran into the lower flat, which caused the officers to give chase behind him.
He then exited the lower flat of the building through the back door leaving a trail of Ziploc bags containing suspected marijuana behind. He was then seen throwing a black plastic bag over a concrete fence.
He was subsequently arrested and the black plastic bag was retrieved. It contained small Ziploc bags which had marijuana inside. Taylor was escorted to CANU headquarters where he was processed for court.