Shoemaker busted with 16.5lbs of ganja remanded

A shoemaker who was busted by Police at the Mackenzie Market, Linden with 16.5lbs of marijuana was charged and remanded to prison on Tuesday.

Charged: Carlos McPherson

Carlos McPherson, 29, of Canvas City, Wismar, Linden, appeared at the Linden Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Wanda Fortune, on a ‘possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking’ charge.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge and was remanded to prison until June 2, 2022.
Just recently, three persons from East Berbice who were busted with more than $1 million worth of ganja at Rose Hall Town had each been arraigned before New Amsterdam Magistrate Robindranauth Singh on a charge of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.
At the arraignment, 54-year-old Veronica Walker initially pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to her, but soon after changed her plea. As such, she was remanded to prison. Thirty-year-old Simeon Lawson and 34-year-old Neshella Walker pleaded not guilty and were released on $250,000 bail each.
Reports are the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) had swooped down on a house at Rose Hall Town, Corentyne, Berbice, and unearthed a quantity of ganja worth $1,160,000. CANU agents had received information that led to a ‘narcotics exercise’ being conducted at St Paul’s Street in Rose Hall Town, during which a salt bag containing several parcels of ganja was discovered.
The narcotic was taken to CANU Headquarters, where it was weighed, amounting to 3.868kg, which has a street value of $1,160,400.