4 years jail, $2.3M fine for Agricola resident who gave ganja to visually impaired man

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Micheal Solomon called ‘Sono’, or ‘Skinny’ was on Friday sentenced to four years jail and slapped with a $2.3 million fine after he confessed to giving 75-year-old Ivor Anderson, a visually impaired man, over six pounds of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.

Solomon of Titus Street, Agricola, East Bank Demerara (EBD) appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and pleaded guilty to the charge which read that on February 12, 2021 at City Mall, Georgetown, he aided Ivor Anderson to traffic 3.156 kilograms of cannabis.

Recently, Anderson, of Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni); Troy Jacobs, 46, a businessman of Penny Lane, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown and Perez Cush, 43, a barber of Newton Kitty, Georgetown were all charged for trafficking the said cannabis.

However, during their court appearance, Solomon showed up and admitted ownership of the drugs. The trio was released on $500,000 bail and that case is adjourned until April 19.

Solomon, in his statement to the court, said that his girlfriend gave him a parcel of cheese to take to Anderson, but he switched it with cannabis.

“I took advantage of him… please see with me,” Solomon told the court.

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