Vendor remanded on drug trafficking charge

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A 27-year-old vendor, who was allegedly caught red-handed by the police with marijuana was today remanded to prison for drug trafficking.

Dwayne Edwards of Seaforth Street, Campbellville, Georgetown appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court where he denied that on April 20 at Campbellville, he 954 grams of cannabis in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.

His lawyers, George Thomas and James Bond made an application for bail.

Thomas told the court that the drugs were found in an apartment at the back of Edwards’ home where over 30 persons reside in the tenement yard.

However, Police Prosecutor, Arwin Moore disclosed to the court that on the day in question, ranks on mobile patrol observed Edwards with a plastic bag in his hands. It is alleged that when ranks approached the defendant, he threw the bag in the apartment.

The bag was retrieved by the police and the illegal substance was found inside.

Bail was refused and he was remanded to prison until May 14.

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