Man, 61, gets bail on ganja charge
Businessman Hubert Giddings, called ‘Jug’, 61, who was allegedly held with 20 grammes of marijuana was refused bail and remanded to prison by Magistrate Adela Nagamootoo, was given his pre trial liberty upon a petition presented to the High Court. His lawyer, Mursaline Bacchus, took that matter to the High Court.
Giddings, of Main and Pitt Street, New Amsterdam, Berbice, was nabbed by a mobile police Patrol on November 12 shortly after 11:00 hrs.
He was riding his motorcycle along Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam, when he was stopped by the ranks who noticed him acting in a suspicious manner. During the search they found leaves, seeds and stems of the prohibited plant in the bag he was carrying.
When his petition came up before Chief Justice, Ian Chang, he was granted bail in the sum of $125,000.
The attorney had cited his client’s health. He reportedly has a urinary tract problem. Then there is his age, the amount and the time that the matter will take to be heard.
His next court appearance is fixed for December 28.
And the Springlands Anti-Crime ranks nabbed Junior Stewart at Queenstown, Corriverton, with 400 grams of marijuana last night.
Stewart, 33, of Smythfield, New Amsterdam, was nabbed as he was standing at the head of the roadway leading to the housing scheme.
The man was described as an employee of another individual who is still to be arrested. Stewart was the man who was taking samples of the drug to potential clients.
At the time of his arrest, Stewart reportedly had the drug in three packages, one of which was in his hand and the other two on his person.
He is currently in police custody awaiting his day in court.