Accused ganja trafficking couple on bail

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first_imgA couple, who were reportedly busted with narcotics in their possession while at the Bartica Police Station, was on Tuesday released on $150,000 bail each when they appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Vidya Bishun, 26, of Byderabo Road, Bartica; and Brian Blackman, 29, of Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), both denied the charge which stated that on October 27, 2018, at the Bartica Police Station, they had in their possession 239.7 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.According to the prosecution’s case, Bishun was at Bartica when a routine search was conducted at the Police Station when the illegal drug was found in her bag. The court heard that Blackman arrived at the station sometime after and started behaving in a disorderly manner, for which he was arrested. The prosecution is contending that he admitted ownership of the drugs while in Police custody.Police Prosecutor Simone Payne objected to bail being granted due to the prevalence of the offence and the nature of the charge.However, the Chief Magistrate granted each defendant $150,000 bail. The case was adjourned to November 14.last_img

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