Man says lack of employment led him to traffic ganja

Senior Magistrate Leron Daly on Friday sentenced a Kitty, Georgetown resident to three years’ imprisonment and fined him $30,000 after he admitted to a charge of cannabis possession.
Navindra Harichorin of Lot 7B Owen Street, Kitty, Georgetown, was charged jointly with Martin Ishmael of Foulis, East Coast Demerara. Harichorin admitted to the offence while Ishmael denied the charges when they appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Friday.
The charge stated that on March 20, 2019, at a house located in Kitty, Georgetown, they had in their possession 140.13 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. Prosecutor Sanj Singh revealed that the narcotics were found in a bedroom concealed in a drawer in the presence of both defendants.
According to the prosecutor, both men were taken into custody where Harichorin gave a caution statement and admitted to the offence. He admitted that the cannabis belonged to him and that he usually sells it as his means of income.
“Officer, the weed is my own. I buy it to sell so I could buy food to eat because I looking fuh wuk but I ain’t finding nun,” he admitted in his statement the court was told. On Friday, Harichorin was jailed for three years and fined $30,000 by Magistrate Daly.
Ismael, on the other hand, was refused bail after Prosecutor Singh objected to bail being granted, citing the fact that no special reasons were given. That case will continue on April 26, 2019.