Drug accused remanded
…was hiding under bed with cash and drugs
A man, who was reportedly found hiding underneath a bed with a quantity of cannabis and cash at his Lot 276 West Ruimveldt home, was remanded to jail yesterday when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Beharry for narcotics possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Thirty-six-year-old Sherwin Duncan was reportedly found with 3.052 kilograms of cannabis in his possession when Customs Anti- Narcotics Unit (CANU) officers executing a search exercise found the man and dragged him from underneath the bed.
CANU prosecutor Donald Downer opposed bail.
The prosecutor told the court that on May 4 around 18:30 hours, ranks from CANU acting on information went to the home of the defendant. As the officers exited their vehicles, Downer said they noticed the defendant running up a flight of stairs leading to the upper flat of the house.
The drug ranks reportedly pursued Duncan and the chase led them to a bedroom in the upper flat of the building. The defendant, the prosecutor continued, was found hiding under the bed from which he was pulled out.
Along with the defendant, a quantity of cash and a bag containing leaves, seeds and stems of the suspected marijuana were discovered. The man was arrested, told of the offence and subsequently charged.
The court remanded Duncan to jail until Thursday