Two months jail for unemployed man found with cocaine


A 55-year-old unemployed man will be spending the next two months behind bars after he confessed to a cocaine trafficking charge on Friday. 

John Beatah of East Ruimveldt appeared before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

Beatah admitted that on September 27, at Albouys Street, Albouystown he had 6.7 grams of cocaine in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.

According to police prosecutor Christopher Morris, on the day in question, ranks acting on information, went to Albouys Street and saw Beatah acting in a suspicious manner.

When searched, officers found the illicit substance in Beatah’s right-side pants pocket.

The unrepresented man told the court that he is the owner of the cocaine which he uses for “smoking purposes.”

 Magistrate Daly sentenced Beatah to two months imprisonment along with a $30,000 fine


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