Sister narrowly misses jail

first_img– fined ,000, 4 weeks community service The sister of a prisoner almost landed in jail when she tried to smuggle marijuana in her brother’s food at the Brickdam Police Station.Rachel McLean, 27, of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, appeared before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan, at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to a charge of possession of narcotics.McLean pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on September 27, 2016, at Brickdam, she had in her possession 2 grams of cannabis.Police prosecution’s case revealed that on the day in question, McLean approached a Police Constable to give him a box of food for her brother who is a prisoner.The Constable realised the food had a funny scent and upon checking, he spotted a transparent bag with what he suspected to be cannabis.The prosecution further added that the defendant was told of the offence and she admitted. The illicit drug was weighed in her presence, and amounted to two grams.She was fined $15,000, along with 4 weeks community service for the offence.Should McLean fail to pay the fine she will be imprisoned for eight weeks.last_img