Conductor who hid ganja in crotch on $100k bail; lawyer says ‘wrong place, wrong time’

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A 33-year-old minibus conductor, who was allegedly arrested with over 44 grams of cannabis stashed in his crotch, was on Monday released on $100,000 bail on a drug trafficking charge.

Warren Broomes, called ‘Red Man’ of Tucville Housing Scheme, Georgetown, appeared before City Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus.

Broomes pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on October 22, at Macaw Road and Arapaima Street, Tucville, he had 44.5 grams of cannabis in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.

His attorney, Paul Fung-a-Fat told the court that the ganja was not found on his client.

In his application for reasonable bail, the attorney told the court that Broomes was at the “wrong place at the wrong time.”

However, Police Prosecutor Annalisa Brummel informed the court that the ganja was found in Broomes’ crotch when he was searched by ranks from the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) on the day in question during a raid in the vicinity of Turning Point Sports club.

The ganja was in a quantity of zip-lock bags.

Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus released Broomes on $100,000 bail and adjourned the matter until November 22.

As a condition to his bail, the Magistrate ordered Boomes to report to CANU headquarters every Friday, until the completion of the case.

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