Food vendor on bail for ganja trafficking

first_imgA 42-year-old Tucville, Georgetown resident on Monday found himself before Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus after he was charged for trafficking in narcotics.Christopher Cummings, a food vendor of Tucville Housing Scheme, faced the charge which stated that on January 11, 2019 at Merriman Mall, Georgetown, he had in his possession 109 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.Cummings, who was represented by Attorney Bernard DaSilva denied the charge brought against him.The court heard that on January 11, ranks from the narcotics branch of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), acting on information, went to the defendant’s vending area and found the suspected narcotics in his hands. He was arrested and charged for the present offence.Attorney DaSilva, in a bail application, told the court that his client was not found with the illegal drug in his possession, as it was found in a container which the Police suspected belonged to him.After considering the application, Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus released Cummings on $100,000 bail and adjourned the matter to January 28, 2019. As a condition of bail, Cummings is required to report to the CID once a week until the completion of the case.last_img read more