Man admits to selling ecstasy to care for son with cancer


Police on Monday afternoon arrested a 33-year-old man who was reportedly caught with 88 ecstasy tablets in a taxi on the Helena #2 Public Road in Mahaica on the East Coast of Demerara.

According to a report from Police Headquarters, the man claimed ownership of the drugs, which weighed 38 grams, and reportedly revealed that he does a “side hustle” to take care of his son who is a cancer patient.

It is alleged that the car – HC 8851 – was stopped by police ranks during a roadblock; there was the driver and four passengers.

A search was carried out in the said car where a black plastic bag was seen in the trunk; police enquired from the passengers about the bag when the 33-year-old man claimed ownership.

A further search was carried out in the said bag in their presence and a black plastic bag was found in the right side of a shoe.

“Upon opening same, a quantity of blue-green and yellow tablets suspected to be ecstasy was unearthed.

“The suspect was told of the offence committed, arrested and escorted to the station where he was cautioned and said he has a son sick with cancer and he is not working so he does this as ‘a lil hustle’,” the police report detailed.

Investigations are ongoing.

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