Enmore man on bail for ganja trafficking

A 20-year-old was hauled before the Lethem Magistrate’s Court on Thursday for allegedly trafficking 435 grams of cannabis.
Michael Persaud, of Lot 59 Logwood, Enmore, East Coast Demerara (ECD), denied the charge when he appeared before Magistrate Allan Wilson. It is alleged that on January 21 at Lethem, Central Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), he had in his possession 435 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.
Persaud was represented by Attorney-at-Law Bernard DaSilva, who, in a bail application, requested bail for his client, noting that Persaud was willing to adhere to any condition imposed by the court. However, the Prosecutor objected to bail being granted on the grounds of the prevalence of the offence and the penalty it attracted. The defence’s submissions were upheld, and Persaud was released on $100,000 bail. The case will continue on February 20, 2020.