Teen on bail for marijuana, security guard charged for assault

– in separate incidents

A 17-year-old handyman of Friendship, East Bank Demerara was earlier this week arraigned before Georgetown Court Ten Magistrate Sunil Scarce on a charge of allegedly being in possession of 15 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.
He allegedly was caught with the narcotics on June 30, 2017.
Attorney-at-law Bernard Da Silva based his application for bail for the teen on the following grounds: that the accused is of tender age and had been in Police custody for five days prior to his appearance in court on Tuesday; and that the alleged narcotics were not found on the person of his client.
In the circumstances, the teen was placed on bail in the sum of $30,000 and was ordered to return to court on July 21, 2017.
Meanwhile, 62-year-old Supdeo Mahadeo of Hyde Park, Timehri, East Bank Demerara was arraigned before the magistrate on a charge of assault causing actual bodily harm, committed on Anil Khan on June 25, 2017 at Timehri, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
Mahadeo pleaded not guilty to unlawfully and maliciously wounding Khan; and while details of the incident were not disclosed to the court, the elderly security guard was placed on $70,000 bail and ordered to return to court on July 11, 2017.