Man gets 2 years for narcotics trafficking; woman remanded
A woman was on Friday remanded after she pled not guilty to having in her possession more than 6kg of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
Nandy Barker, 38, of Lot 70 Caneville, Grove, East Bank Demerara, appeared before Magistrate Peter Hugh at the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court. The police stated that March 25, 2019, at the Berbice River Bridge, she had 6.5 kilograms of cannabis in her possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Police Prosecutor Inspector Bernard Brown told the court that officers at a roadblock intercepted motorcar PNN 9408 that was driven by Barker and conducted a search during which the illegal drug was unearthed.
The Inspector said further investigations led officers to Lot 288 Errol’s Ville, Vryman’s Ervin, New Amsterdam, where a further 667 grams of the same drug was found. Timothy La Fleur was arrested and subsequently charged.
In court today La Fleur pleaded guilty to narcotics possession and was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment and fined $240,300.
In addition, Barker and La Fleur were jointly charged for the 6.5 kilos to which they pleaded not guilty. La Fleur told the court that he is a father of two and is the sole breadwinner for the family.
He said he has a heart complication and has documents at his home to authenticate his claims.
Barker was represented by Attorney-at-Law Kim Kyte, who made an application for bail but this was denied. She along with La Fleur will make their next court appearance on April 9, 2019.