Sophia man pleads guilty to trafficking ecstasy


Joshua Josiah Mentore of Pattensen, Greater Georgetown, who was nabbed with a quantity of ecstasy pills, was remanded to prison after pleading guilty to trafficking narcotics.

Mentore appeared before Chief Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Friday where the charge was read to him.

The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) stated that on December 20, 2023, at Dennis Street, C Field Sophia, he had 34 grams of ecstasy in his possession.

CANU in a statement claimed that during an operation in the area, Mentore was intercepted and searched, when 80 ecstasy pills were discovered on his person.

He was arrested and taken to the CANU Headquarters where the pills were weighted and amounted to 34 grams.

The confessed drug trafficker will make his next court appearance on January 18, 2024, for sentencing following a probation report.

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