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Essequibo Coast man jailed for narcotics trafficking

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Jailed: Vaughndel Tobin

An Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) man was on Tuesday jailed for one year after he admitted to having a quantity of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.
Vaughndel Tobin of Charity Back Street, Essequibo Coast, appeared before Magistrate Tamieka Clarke at the Charity Magistrates’ Court where he pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking contrary to section 5 (1) of psychotropic substances (control) Act, Chapter 10:10.
Following his guilty plea, the Magistrate Clarke imposed a one-year jail sentence on the 25-year-old man.
Meanwhile, also on Tuesday, Romario Walcott, 26, who appeared before the same magistrate but at the Anna Regina Magistrates’ Court was remanded to prison on a charge of wounding.
Walcott, a labourer of Queenstown, Essequibo Coast, pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on May 5, at Henrietta Essequibo Coast he wounded Tulsie Ram.
He is charged with felonious wounding under Section 57 (a) of the Criminal Law Offences Act, Chapter 8:01.
This case was adjourned to June 5. (G4)

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