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Police ranks of the Lewis Manor Police Outpost were conducting a Stop and Search exercise on the No. 19 Public Road in Corentyne Berbice on 2022-12-11 about 14:00hrs when they stopped a red X-Trail motor vehicle.
The ranks were told that the vehicle belonged to the Regional Democratic Council, New Amsterdam Health Department. On inspection, the ranks observed two (2) brown bulky bags in the trunk of the vehicle at which time the driver sped off in an eastern direction.
The ranks then gave chase and apprehended the driver. A search was conducted on the motor-vehicle where the bags were found in the trunk of the car containing a quantity of leaves, seeds and stem suspected to be cannabis sativa.
The marijuana found in the vehicle (Police Photo)
The driver was told of the offence committed, cautioned, arrested and escorted to Albion Police Station where the suspected cannabis was then weighed and amounted to 411 grams. It was marked, sealed in a transparent evidence bag and lodged. The suspect was taken into custody pending charge.
Investigations ongoing. (Police release
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