CANU finds ganja in toilet at Georgetown house; two charged


A man and a woman are facing possession of narcotic charges after a quantity of ganja were found at their Blygezight Gardens, Georgetown residence last Wednesday by ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU).

CANU, in a statement, said that its officers conducted searches at the home of Sean Peter Blue which led to the discovery of a quantity of cannabis as well as cannabis plants.

At the time of the search, Blue was in the company of a female, Melicia Mitchell-David.

The search, which was done in the presence of both individuals, revealed a quantity of Cannabis amounting to 72 grams in a toilet bowl that the suspect was trying to flush.

Further searches around the house revealed eight Cannabis plants between four and five inches in height.

The two were arrested and escorted to CANU Headquarters along with the cannabis and cannabis plants. The duo was placed in custody and later charged.

They appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan the following day at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

Mitchell-David pleaded not guilty to both offenses. She was placed on $10,000 bail for the Cultivation of prohibited plants, and $50,000 for Possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Meanwhile, Blue pleaded guilty to cultivation of a prohibited plant and was sentenced to four weeks imprisonment along with a fine of $30,000. He further entered a not guilty plea to the Possession for the purpose of trafficking charge and was placed on $50,000 bail.

The matter was adjourned to August 26, 2021.

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  1. Matthew says

    OMG…..what if those plants had broken out of those plastic bottles and ran wild in G/Town? People, I hope we are all properly embarrassed by this arrest and story. It should be so far off the radar that it does not even measure given all the other issues in Guyana and the world today.

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