Bartica miner remanded on drug trafficking charges


A Bartica man was remanded to prison on Tuesday by Chief Magistrate (ag0 Sherdel Isccas-Marcus for allegedly trafficking cocaine and cannabis.

Errol Grenion, 50, of Four Miles, Bartica pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on May 25, 2019, at Third Avenue, Bartica, he had 122 grams (four ounces) of cannabis along with four grams (less than an ounce) of cocaine.

Grenion was represented by Attorney-at-law Paul Fung-a-Fat, who in his bail application told the court that the suspected narcotics were not found in his client’s possession and at the time of interception, his client was at a wash bay ‘liming.’

Police Prosecutor Adduni Inniss told the court that on the day in question, ranks from the Bartica Police Station were conducting raids in the Third Avenue area when they saw Grenion with a black plastic bag in his hands acting in a suspicious manner.

Inniss explained that when Grenion saw the Police, he dropped the plastic bag and walked away, however, he was stopped and the bag was retrieved by the Police.

The bag was searched and the suspected cannabis and cocaine were found inside, the Prosecutor told the court.

The Prosecutor objected to Grenion being released on bail citing the seriousness of the charge.

He was remanded to prison until June 5 and the matter will be recalled at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court

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