On Monday, at the Mahaicony Magistrate’s Court Earl Vanlewin was granted $320,000 bail after he was caught with over 6000 grams of marijuana.
The defendant’s charge of Possession of Narcotics for the Purpose of Trafficking was read to him by Magistrate Marissa Mittelholzer. He pleaded not guilty.
The next court date is 17th October, 2022.
On Saturday, an alert cop travelling in a minibus arrested Earl Vanlewin who was a passenger in a minibus. He also has marijuana in his possession.
The Police Constable reported that around 8:00hrs on the 17th September, 2022 he joined a minibus #BAC 4952 at Lovely Lass village, WCB en route to work at the Mahaicony Police Station.
During the journey, the Police rank said he received “a high scent of marijuana”.
As a result, he communicate with another rank who was on duty at Mahaicony Police Station.
At about 08 :41 hrs, the rank stopped the said minibus on the Mahaicony Public Road and asked the passengers to take possession of their personal belongings.
Two travelling bags (one black and one multi -coloured) were left under the second to last seat in the minibus.
The rank asked who the bags belonged to and the driver pointed out a 26-year-old passenger, Earl Vanlewin, who is a miner and lives at Moruca in Region 1.
The rank took possession of the two bags and carried out searches where four wrapped parcels were found containing leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis.
The suspect was told of the offence, arrested and cautioned. He said he collected the two bags from a man in Rosignol and he was taking the bags to a man in Georgetown.
Earl Vanlewin and the suspected cannabis were escorted to Mahaicony Police Station where the suspected cannabis was weighed and it amounted to 6,764 grams.
The cannabis was sealed and lodged.