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A farmer, who hails from Kuru Kuru, Linden-Soesdyke Highway, was on Friday remanded to prison in connection with the cultivation of a quantity of marijuana at Millie’s Hideout, Upper Demerara.
Gabron Williams, 22, also called “Short Man”, made his first appearance before Magistrate Wanda Fortune at the Linden Magistrate’s Court on Friday, charged with cultivating a prohibited plant, cannabis sativa. He was remanded to prison and the case was scheduled to continue on February 8, 2019.
Williams was arrested by Police on Wednesday after he was reportedly discovered on a marijuana farm at 7 Miles, Millie’s Hideout during a drug eradication exercise by ranks attached to E Division (Linden-Kwakwani). At the time of the discovery, he was allegedly tending the marijuana plants. After being caught, the defendant reportedly led ranks to several other marijuana farms at the location.
Reports are on Wednesday last, Police discovered and destroyed several marijuana camps at 7 Miles. The Police destroyed eight fields totalling 13 acres, which contained some 15,000 marijuana plants ranging from two to seven-and-a-half feet.
A nursery containing about 3000 seedlings and 1500 kilograms of dried cannabis, which was already processed, was also discovered. A total of five camps were discovered at the location. Additionally, Police found five live 12-gauge cartridges, three 12-gauge empty casings and a 1.45 spent shell.