Husband, wife freed on drugs charges
A husband and wife who were among three persons before the court on a number of charges including Possession of Narcotics for the purpose of trafficking and cultivating prohibited plants have been freed, following no case submissions by their attorney at law Charrandass Persaud.
The duo, Glenvis Hinds, 46, and his wife Shondell Hinds, 40, both of Bara Cara, Canje River, was found not guilty by Magistrate Adela Nagamootoo in the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s court, yesterday, after the latter upheld the no case submissions.
The pair and another man faced multiple charges. Glenvis was charged with possession of ammunition without being a licensed holder, possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking and cultivating prohibited plants.
His wife was before the court charged with possession of arms, possession of ammunition without being a licensed holder and possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. The offences were allegedly committed on Monday April 12, 2010. Both Glenvis and Shondell Hinds were earlier freed on the ammunition charges.
In presenting his no case submission, Attorney at Law Persaud noted that the prosecution had failed to prove the elements of Knowledge and Control. He noted that the prosecution also failed to prove the elements of Possession.
According to the Prosecution, the police were on an anti crime operation up the Canje River on Monday April 12, 2010 when they nabbed the suspects. After receiving certain information, they raided a house at Bara Cara and in the process found a 12-gauge shotgun along with five matching rounds and 14 kilogrammes, 653 grammes of dried marijuana.
Half an acre of marijuana plants, ranging from two to seven feet in height, was also found a little distance away. The duo was found in the vicinity and arrested.