Bail for hospital maid on drug charge


A MAID at the New Amsterdam Hospital was granted $200,000 bail after pleading not guilty to a charge of trafficking in narcotics when she appeared before Magistrate Marissa Mithelholzer at the Reliance Court in East Canje.
Suzette Samantha La Fleur, 39, of Cumberland Village, East Canje, had pleaded not guilty to a charge of trafficking in narcotics following an initial appearance before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after allegedly being found in possession of leaves, seeds and stems of the suspected cannabis sativa plant for the purpose of trafficking. The narcotics weighed six kilograms, 216 grams.
Police said the ward maid — and not a nurse as was previously highlighted — had the illegal drug wrapped in six taped parcels in her possession when ranks attached to ‘A’ division, acting on information, went to the defendant’s home where the suspected narcotic was unearthed from a table in the living room. Her 18-year-old was initially held, but was later released. Following her appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, the mater was transferred to the Reliance court where it was heard on March 8, and again on Thursday. The mother of four was represented by Attorney, Charrandas Persaud, and is expected to return to court on March 29.