Lawyer says youth was forced by cops to admit ownership of ganja
A 23-year-old mechanic on Thursday appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court charged with trafficking narcotics.
Kishawn Breedy of Roxanne Burnham Gardens pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on October 6, 2019, at Norton Street, he had 86 grams of cannabis in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Breedy was represented by Attorney-at-law Patrice Henry, who told the court that his client was forced by the Police to accept ownership of the illegal drugs.
Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield made no objection to bail and requested that Breedy report to the Alberttown Police station every Friday until the completion of the matter.
The court heard that on the day in question, the Police observed when Breedy discarded a plastic container.
The Police retrieved the item when they found the drugs inside.
The Chief Magistrate released Breedy on $100,000 bail and adjourned the matter to October 29, 2019.