Man jailed, relative secures bail on trafficking narcotics charge
Two men who were caught with 25lbs of ganja after they attempted to flee police officers at Third Phase, Kwakwani, Region 10 on Wednesday morning appeared in court on Friday.
Devin Causeway and Carlon Causeway appeared at the Linden Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Wonda Fortune where the charge was read to them.
Carlon Causeway pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years imprisonment, together with a fine of $17,009,700 – three times the street value of the narcotics.
Meanwhile, Devin Causeway pleaded not guilty and was placed on $100,000 bail with the condition that he lodges all travel documents and report to the Station Sergeant of Kwakwani Police Station on the first Monday of every month.
The matter was transferred to Kwakwani Magistrate’s Court and adjourned until October 07.
Police Headquarters reported that officers responded to a noise nuisance complaint in the area at around 04:00hrs on Wednesday. When the officers arrived at the scene, a motorcar (#HD 673) with two occupants drove away.
As such, the officers chased after the vehicle. The vehicle subsequently drove into a nearby trench.
The officers then searched the car in the presence of the two men and found two transparent parcels containing a quantity of compressed leaves, seeds and stems, suspected to be cannabis sativa, in the trunk of the car.
Both the driver and the passenger were told of the offence committed, but they claimed the parcels belonged to another person.