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Shopkeeper busted with cocaine, ganja remanded to prison

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Remanded: Devon Fordyce

Devon Fordyce, a 47-year-old shopkeeper of Dartmouth Village, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), was on Wednesday taken into custody following the discovery of a quantity of cocaine and ganja on his person.
Based on reports received, police observed him standing in front of his premises acting suspiciously. As a result, the ranks approached him and requested to search his person, and he agreed.
That search unearthed a plastic bag containing six small parcels of cannabis and six parcels of cocaine in his pocket. When cautioned, he stated, “Officer, me just buy it from Monkey Harry. Give me wan chance”.

The cocaine and ganja found during the search

He was taken to the Anna Regina Police Station, where the cannabis was weighed and amounted to 171.9 grams, while the cocaine amounted to 148.2 grams.
Fordyce appeared at the Suddie Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, and was remanded to prison after reportedly pleaded not guilty to both charges when they were read to him by Magistrate Tamieka Clarke.
The prosecutor objected to him being granted bail, and the defendant was thus remanded to Prison. He will return to court on June 12, 2024.

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