GDF rank remanded for possession of marijuana


By Royan Abrams

A soldier who was among five persons arrested for possession of marijuana last Wednesday has since been charged and remanded to prison when he appeared in the Blairmont Magistrates’ Court on Monday November 21, 2016.

Twenty-two year old Lennox Williams pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him by Magistrate Rhondel Weaver.
The court heard that on Wednesday November 16, 2016 the accused along with five other persons were traveling in a hire car when ranks on mobile patrol conducted a stop and search on the Bath Settlement Public Road and discovered a quantity of marijuana.

According to information received, at about 12:30 hours on the day in question, ranks from the Traffic department of the Fort Wellington Police Station were on mobile patrol when one of the officers received a tip off and proceeded to stopped motor car HC 7077 which was driving east along the Bath Settlement Public Road.

At the time the motor car had five occupants who were identified as soldier, Lennox Williams of Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, 52 -year old Corraine Hope of Angoys Avenue, New Amsterdam, 18- year- old Shaniza Hope of Angoys Avenue, New Amsterdam, 22 -year -old William Lyken of Canefield Canje and Hire Car driver 25- year- old Jamal Arjune of Mount Sinai, West Canje Berbice.

However the soldier was kept in custody while the other four occupants were released.

News Room was informed that during the search a transparent bag was found behind the front passenger seat between the legs of Lennox William. The bag was opened in the presence of all the occupants of the car and a quantity of leaves, seeds, and stems suspected to be marijuana were found.

The ranks questioned the passengers and were told that the marijuana belonged to Lennox Williams, who denied the claim. All five of the occupants were then escorted to the Fort Wellington Police Station where the items were weighed and amounted to 495 grammes.

Williams is expected to make another court appearance at the Fort Wellington Magistrates’ Court on December 1, 2016.


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