Fisherman jailed for 6 months for possession of cocaine
Roy Morgan, popularly known as “Rickey Singh”, a 35-year-old fisherman of Skeldon, Corentyne, Berbice, has been sentenced to six months in prison for possession of 6.4 grams of cocaine and smoking utensils.
He was caught with the items on Friday in Charity, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam). He appeared at the Charity Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday before Magistrate Esther Sam, and pleaded guilty to the charges. He was sentenced to six months in prison on each charge.
The sentences will run concurrently. According to reports, on May 5, ranks of Regional Police Division Number Two (Pomeroon- Supenaam) were on mobile patrol in Charity (Backstreet) on the Essequibo Coast when they noticed Morgan acting suspiciously.
Reports are that the man was carrying a bag on his back when the ranks stopped him and carried out a search.
During the search, the ranks discovered a plastic bag containing 25 pieces of a creamish rock-like substance suspected to be cocaine.
A further search found two smoking pipes (utensils) in his left trousers pocket. Morgan was cautioned and told of the offence committed. He had replied, “I just bought it from someone.”
He was subsequently arrested and taken to the Charity Police Station, where the suspected cocaine was weighed in his presence. (G1)