Man held for cocaine and ganja found at Better Hope  

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Police on Friday night arrested a 25-year-old man after they found 80 grams of cannabis sativa and 10 grams of cocaine during a raid at Better Hope, East Coast Demerara.

According to a police release a party of policemen in the Sparendaam Station district conducted a mass stop and search exercise during which a search was conducted on the person of the detained male at First Street Better Hope.  During the search nothing was found on his person, however a search was carried out in the immediate area where he was seated at the roadside and in the grass alongside the road. A transparent plastic bag containing a quantity of whitish rock-like substances suspected to be cocaine along with a black plastic bag containing a quantity of leaves seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis, were found.

The suspect was cautioned and he denied ownership of the found narcotics. He was arrested and, along with the suspected narcotics, escorted to the Sparendaam Police Station where the suspected narcotics was weighed in his presence. The leaves, seeds and stems weighed 80 grams and the cocaine weighed 10 grams. The suspect refused to give any statement and was placed in custody pending charges.

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