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March 20, 2014
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Accused held with ganja offered bail
Bjorn Burke, Staff Reporter

It would appear as though "Officer, is likkle herb, weh yu can do for me?" is not an acceptable explanation to give when one is caught by lawmen using a motor car to transport a quantity of ganja.

Thirty-seven-year-old Mackneel Robinson of Haughton District, St Elizabeth, found this out the hard way when he was hauled before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday to answer to charges of possession of, trafficking, and dealing in ganja.

The Crown alleged that, on March 3 at approximately 7:30 a.m., Robinson, who is alleged to have been travelling on Orange Street, downtown Kingston, was signalled to stop by lawmen.

During the routine spot check, the lawmen requested a search of the vehicle. The Crown further alleged that police observed a large plastic bag on the back seat of the vehicle with a strong odour, similar to that of ganja.

Upon opening the rear door of the motor vehicle, lawmen discovered plastic bags containing 28 pounds, 10.5 ounces of the substance.

It is alleged that the accused said "Officer, is likkle herb, weh yu can do for me?" upon the discovery.

Subsequently, Robinson was arrested and charged.

Resident Magistrate Lorna Shelly-Williams offered the accused $100,000 bail with one or two sureties. He was ordered to surrender his travel documents and report to the Lacovia police station three times a week.

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