Businessman charged with possession of drugs freed.

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Darrel John (Stabroek News Photo )

A 26-year-old Alberttown businessman who was on trial for having ecstasy in his possession was, on Thursday, August 08, 2019, freed from the charge by Senior Magistrate Leron Daly, due to insufficient evidence.

Darrel John, was on trial at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court for selling the date-rape drug, ecstasy, to an under-aged boy and being in possession of drugs.

Particulars of the first charge stated that John, between December 1, 2017, and January 31, 2018, at Middle Road, La Penitence, Georgetown, sold ecstasy to an under-aged child.
It is also alleged that, on February 12, 2018, at Lot 141 Alberttown, John had two grams of ecstasy in his possession.

On Thursday, Magistrate Daly, dismissed the possession charge against John due to insufficient evidence. However, the charge against John for selling narcotics to a minor is still ongoing.

John is represented by attorney-at-law George Thomas. The state is represented by Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) prosecutor Narissa Leander.

According to reports, the child was held with the drug and when the matter was reported, a raid was conducted at John’s home and ecstasy was found in his bedroom.