Lusignan Prison Officers in custody following marijuana find

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Two prison officers attached to the Lusignan Prison, on the East Coast of Demerara, are under close arrest after their colleagues found 894.5 grams of marijuana hidden in a cupboard under a sink.

Those in custody are 34-year-old Quincy Jemmott of Schoonard, on the West Bank of Demerara and 39-year-old Seon Albert of Ordinance, East Canje Berbice.

Police Headquarters in a statement noted that prison officials of the Georgetown Prison conducted a search of the Lusignan Prison Barracks on Wednesday between 10 pm and 10:15 pm when they found a black plastic bag in a cupboard under a sink.

The ranks opened the bag in the presence of the two prison officers and it contained two large transparent ziploc bag which had a quantity of leaves seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis.

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