One man has been remanded into custody after appearing before a Point Fortin Magistrate yesterday, charged with possession of marijuana for trafficking.
38-year-old Johnny Jerome, of Chatham Beach Road, Chatham, appeared before Magistrate Alicia Chankar in the Point Fortin Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday 3rd December 2019.
He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 18 months hard labour.
According to official police reports, on Monday 2nd December 2019, PC Loubon, PC Durity, PC Bowen and PC Periera—all of the South Western Division Task Force—were on mobile patrol along Southern Central Road, Point Fortin, when they observed the driver of a white single-cab Mazda pickup speeding.
The vehicle was stopped and searched by PC Bowen, who discovered four brown rectangular packets of marijuana behind the driver’s seat.
The marijuana weighs 2.1 kilogrammes and has a street value of TT $21,000.
Johnny Jerome was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana for trafficking.
Story content and images courtesy TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO POLICE SERVICE