UPDATE: Two lawyers charged with drug trafficking

UPDATE: Two lawyers charged with drug trafficking

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – Two lawyers have been charged with drug trafficking after they were stopped in a road block on Sunday night and allegedly found with a marijuana cigarette and a bag containing marijuana.

The lawyers, a 36-year-old man and a 40 year-old-woman, were arrested by members of the Eastern Division Task Force near the Mayaro Junction.

Police say that at around 7.30p.m. officers conducted a search of the lawyers’ vehicle and found the “unusually large” cigarette.

Also found near the front passenger seat was a bag containing 45 grammes of marijuana and a grinder.

The male lawyer was charged with the possession of the marijuana cigarette and because they were held within 500 metres of the Mayaro Government Primary School, both were also jointly charged with trafficking.

Charges were laid by Constable Verasammy.

The defendants are expected to appear in court on Tuesday.


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  1. Don't see how that charge of trafficking will stand since they were arrested in the night it would be impossible to distribute marijuana to students at a school. However, since the law may be one of strict liability it may require an appeal to take a deeper look at the intention of the law which would probably absolve them of trafficking. I doubt the law framers envisaged that someone would be trafficking drugs at a school at night. Normally 40 grams of a substance is not enough to warrant trafficking, ithats only about 1.5 ounces.


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