Fisherman, mother of 5 granted bail for drug possession

A 22-year-old fisherman was on Monday slapped with a possession of narcotics charge when he made his appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Sherdell Isaacs.
Antone Hoppie of La Grange, Station Road, West Bank Demerara (WBD), pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that on January 28, 2021, he had 70 grams of cannabis.
The Police prosecutor stated that on the day in question, Police acting on information received, conducted a search on the young man at his cigarette stall in Stabroek Market.
No cannabis was found on his person, however, a Ziploc bag containing the ganja was found in a blue haversack belonging to Hoppie.
Hoppie was granted $60,000 bail and is set to return to court on February 22, 2021.
Meanwhile, Alicia Henry, 26, also appeared before Magistrate Sherdell Isaacs on a drug-related charge.
Police stated that on January 30, 2021, she was found with 485 grams of cannabis at a residence in Queen Street, Kitty, Georgetown.
Henry pleaded not guilty. She was represented by attorney Leslie Sobers, who told the court that Henry is a mother of five and resides at West Ruimveldt Estate.
According to the attorney, the woman was spending time with her child’s father at his home in Queen Street and that the house has multiple occupants.
The Police prosecutor stated that the Police conducted a search on the home after they received information.
At the time, Henry was the only person there. She allegedly claimed ownership of the ganja. She was placed on $20,000 bail and is set to return to court on March 1, 2021.