Ganja found in vehicle driven by Bascom in fatal ECD accident


Police ranks at the scene of the horrific accident at Le Ressouvenir, East Coast Demerara, on Monday discovered three zip-loc bags which contained leaves, seeds, and stems suspected to be Cannabis inside the motor pickup # PYY 2329, a press release from the Guyana Police Force noted on Tuesday.

This vehicle was being driven by 34-year-old Michael Bascom, a security manager attached to BK International Inc and who died at the scene of the accident.

Police Headquarters said that Bascom, of Queenstown, Georgetown, had Stephen Thompson, a 19-year-old of Leopold Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown, in the front passenger seat of the vehicle.

It is alleged that Bascom was speeding west and attempted to overtake motorcar #PVV 1046, driven by Jailall Mohanlall, a 57-year-old resident of Non-Pareil, East Coast Demerara.

According to the Police, while overtaking, an unknown vehicle was proceeding east, and upon seeing that, Bascom swerved south and then lost control of the vehicle.

He ended up in a southwestern direction and collided with two utility poles, breaking them in half.

An ambulance was summoned to the scene of the accident, where a doctor from the Georgetown Public Hospital pronounced Bascom dead.

Thompson was taken to Georgetown Public Hospital by ambulance to seek medical attention.  Bascom’s body was taken to the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, awaiting a post-mortem examination.

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