Farmer allegedly caught with cocaine


A 37-year-old Pomeroon farmer was remanded to prison on Thursday by Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan for allegedly trafficking $1.5M worth of cocaine.

Wayne Correia pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on November 20, 2018, at Pomeroon River Landing, he had 2.22 kilograms of cocaine in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Correia was represented by Attorney Stanley Moore, who in his failed bail application noted that the suspected drugs were not found in the possession of his client.

Police Prosecutor, Gordon Mansfield told the court that ranks from the Police Narcotics Branch acted on information received and visited Correia’s home when the cocaine was found in a wooden box in his workshop while a smaller quantity was found in a cooler under his house.

He was remanded until December 10, 2018, and the case was transferred to the Charity Magistrate’s Court.

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