Miner charged for possession of marijuana, cocaine

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Edgar Lawson

ACTING Chief Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus, on Friday, January 24, 2020, remanded a 27-year-old miner to prison for possession of cocaine and cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.

Edgar Lawson of Charlotte Street, Georgetown, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and denied the charges when they were read to him.
Particulars of the first charge stated that, on January 19, 2020, at Charlotte Street, Georgetown, he had in his possession 19 grams of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
The second charge stated that, on the same day, and at the same place, he had, in his possession, 28 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.

Police prosecutor Quinn Harris objected to bail being granted to Lawson and told the court that, on the day in question, around 10:20 hours, police after receiving information, went to Lawson’s residence.

Upon their arrival, Lawson was seen dropping a bulky black plastic bag. He jumped the fence and made good his escape. The bag was retrieved and a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems, suspected to be cannabis, were found within. Also in the bag was a whitish substance suspected to be cocaine.

Lawson was later arrested and charged.
Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus, after listening to the prosecutor, remanded Lawson to prison and adjourned the matter until January 31, 2020.