18 months hard labour for marijuana trafficking

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 13:15

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.

 

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Story content and images courtesy TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO POLICE SERVICE

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