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A man who admitted to giving a visually impaired man a bag containing ganja was on Friday sentenced to four years’ imprisonment. Michael Solomon of Agricola, East Bank Demerara, appeared before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
He pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that on February 12, 2021, at City Mall, Camp Road, Georgetown, he aided Ivor Anderson, who is visually impaired, in trafficking 3.156 kilograms of cannabis. Apart from the jail sentence, he was fined $2,367,000.
A few weeks ago, Perez Cush, 43, a barber of Newton Kitty, Georgetown; Troy Jacobs, 46, a businessman of Penny Lane, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown; and Ivor Anderson, 75, were jointly charged for trafficking narcotics. They were each released on $500,000 bail.
According to reports, Cush, Jacobs, and Anderson were intercepted by agents of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) while they were travelling in a Mercedez Benz along Homestretch and Mandela Avenue, Georgetown. A search was conducted on the vehicle and a parcel containing the ganja was unearthed.
According to a statement from CANU, Solomon is suspected to be wanted by the Police from the crime spree era. Police have since revived investigations in that regard. The matter against the other three men will continue at the city court.