An 18-year-old male of Plaisance, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was on Friday arrested by police after being caught attempting to discard 40.32 grams of suspected cannabis, which was concealed in a popular fast food branded cup.
Reports are that at about 19:00h, ranks of the Sparendaam Police Station were on patrol in the vicinity of Prince William Street, Plaisance, when they saw an 18-year-old standing with the branded cup in his hand.
Upon seeing the ranks, he dropped the cup. The teen was apprehended, and the ranks retrieved the cup.
A search of the cup revealed a quantity of leaves, seeds, and stems suspected to be cannabis.
The 18-year-old denied ownership of the drug but was subsequently arrested and taken to the Sparendaam Police Station. The cannabis was weighed in his presence and amounted to 40.32 grams. The suspect was placed into custody pending charges.