Tuschen brothers arrested for two ounces of marijuana
Police on Thursday arrested two brothers for the illegal possession of marijuana which was found inside their Tuschen New Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo house.
Police Headquarters revealed that a search was carried out at around 05:30hrs after Police ranks responded to information received.
Police identified the brothers as 24-year-old Kevin De’cruz and 25-year-old Patrick De’cruz.
During the search of Kevin’s bedroom, the cops found under his bed one large transparent ziploc plastic bag containing several smaller ziploc bags with suspected cannabis.
According to the Police, he was told of the offence and under caution, he replied: ”Is just a small portion, I can deal with that.”
A further search was carried out in the hall where another transparent plastic bag containing suspected cannabis was found on the table.
According to the Police, Patrick replied under caution: ”Is me thing, is a lil thing.”
They were arrested and escorted to the Leonora Police Station along with the suspected cannabis.
In the presence of Kevin, the cannabis was weighed and it amounted to 54.5 grams (1.9 ounces) while the other portion was weighed in the presence of Patrick and it amounted to 13.3 grams (0.4 ounces).
The brothers are in custody pending charges.
Following the passage of a new law last year, persons found with up to 30 grams of marijuana will no longer face jail time but will be required to undergo counselling or engage in community service as per the government’s Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) legislation.
Instead of jail time, persons nabbed with one to 15 grams of marijuana will undergo mandatory counselling. Those nabbed with more than 15 grams of marijuana but no more than 30 grams of the drug will be required to provide community service.