A 37-year-old fruit vendor was arraigned with the possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking when he appeared before Principle Magistrate Leron Daly on Friday.
Fitzroy Gibson of Alexander Street, Kitty, Georgetown denied the charge but admitted to ownership of the marijuana.
The court was informed that the defendant was nabbed by Police in the wee hours of Tuesday morning with 5.8 kilograms (13 lbs) of cannabis after his mother, Donna McKenzie, of Colisack Street North Ruimveldt reported that he had broken
into her yard and buried the narcotic.
Police were taken to the address where she showed them two bulky transparent plastic parcels containing the illegal substance.
According to Police facts, several parcels of the illicit drug was found hidden in a microwave. Another quantity was found buried in the backyard.
As such, the vendor was taken into Police custody. The cannabis was weighted and amounted to 6kg 158g.
Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh opposed since there were no special reasons given for the accused to be given his pretrial liberty.
Further, the court heard that the defendant provided several addresses to the police during their investigations. The prosecution’s submission was upheld by the Magistrate who remanded the man to prison.
He will make his next court appearance on March 13, 2019.