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Man, 22, takes rap in Fort Ordnance ganja bust, co-accused granted bail

Shammy Edwards, 22, who was arrested along with Ken Summer over the large quantity of cannabis at their residence in Region Six, has pleaded guilty.

Edwards and Summer were hauled before Magistrate Michelle Matthias in the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday and were slapped with possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking charge.

The men were arrested after officers attached to the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) unearthed 5.994 kilograms of marijuana in a freezer at their residence at Ordnance Village, East Canje, Berbice.

During the court proceedings, Edwards pleaded guilty and was released by the Magistrate on his own recognisance, pending a probation report and sentencing. On the other hand, Sumner pleaded not guilty and was granted $200,000 bail.

CANU had said that its officers conducted an operation at a residence in Fort Ordnance, during which the marijuana was found concealed in a freezer. Edwards and Summer, who were present at the premises during the operation, were arrested.



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