A 40-year-old taxi driver/operator was on Friday arraigned on a Possession of Narcotics for the purpose of trafficking charge.
Eon Weeks of Lot 1 Durban and Smyth Street, Georgetown, was charged under Section 5(1)(a)(i) of the Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substance (Control) Act Chapter 10:10.
The defendant appeared at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court before Her Worship Fabio Azore, where he pleaded not guilty and was placed on bail in the sum of $75,000.
The matter was adjourned to November 9 and was transferred to Mahaicony Magistrate’s Court.
According to police reports, at about 13:30h on Tuesday October 13, 2020, ranks from Regional Division 5 while conducting a road block on Mahaicony Public Road, East Coast Demerara, stopped a motor car driven by the taxi driver and also occupied by a 20-year-old female of ‘A’ Field Sophia, Georgetown.
The ranks conducted a search on the driver and the occupant but…