Taxi Driver remanded for 150lbs ganja found on Sheriff St.

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A 30-year-old Taxi Driver was on Monday slapped with a drug trafficking charge, days after he allegedly abandoned his car on Sheriff Street, Georgetown with more than 150 pounds of compressed marijuana stashed inside.

Anthony Carmichael called ” Strongy” of Rosignol, West Coast Berbice, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court after a wanted bulletin was issued for him.

Carmichael denied that on April 16, 2018, at Royal Castle Restaurant, Sheriff Street, he had 72.008 kilograms of cannabis in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Prosecutor for the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), Kunyo Sandiford explained to the court that on the day in question, CANU ranks found motorcar PKK 1609 with wrapped packages of marijuana in the back seat and trunk.

Carmichael, who was allegedly the driver of the vehicle, reportedly fled the scene before the drug enforcement officers arrived.

CANU prosecutor objected to the defendant being released on bail on the grounds that he was charged in January with a similar offence before Magistrate Rondel Weaver at the Fort Wellington Magistrate’s Court.

He was remanded to prison until May 18, 2018.

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