A 25-year-old Campbellville, Georgetown resident will spend Christmas behind bars after he was remanded to prison on Friday by Senior Magistrate Leron Daly for allegedly trying to smuggle marijuana into the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts lockups for a relative.
Chris Otto denied the charge. According to facts presented by Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh, the defendant went to the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts lockups on December 11, 2018, to provide a meal for a relative, who has a pending court matter.
However, he was denied entry because he did not adhere to the dress code. According to the prosecutor, Otto then asked several persons to take the black plastic bag containing the food into the compound. One person assisted and took the food in but when it was searched, marijuana was found in the box. Otto was reportedly identified as the person who sent the food into the lockups. He was later arrested and charged for the offence. The case will continue on January 18, 2019.