Bartica woman remanded on drug charges

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A 58-year-old woman was remanded to prison today by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for trafficking narcotics.

Roxanne Carrington of Lot 63 Old Housing Scheme, Bartica denied the charge when it was read to her and was remanded to prison.

The charge read that on June 23 at Old Housing Scheme, Bartica Carrington had 2,555 grams of cannabis and 1451 grams of cocaine in her possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Representing the defendant was Attorney-at-law Latchmi Rahamat who told the court that her client is a domestic worker who rents two bedrooms in her home to visitors, in an effort to earn extra income.

Rahamat said that the drugs were found in an apartment which is rented by a man named Roy Smith.

But Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield told the court that the police conducted a search in the woman’s three-bedroom apartment and that the drugs were found in Carrington’s apartment.

The Prosecutor further informed the court that while under caution, the woman told the police “Roy Smith” took the drugs to her house for safekeeping.

The woman was remanded to prison and the matter is transferred to the Bartica Magistrate’s Court for July 12.

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