Magistrate recuses herself from hearing narco-trafficking matter

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Magistrate recuses herself from hearing narco-trafficking matter

first_imgSenior Magistrate Leron Daly on Thursday recused herself from presiding over the Preliminary Inquiry into a narcotic trafficking charge against Collin Hopper who was allegedly caught with 514 grams of cocaine in a pipe.The reason for Magistrate Daly recusing herself was not stated.As a result of the Magistrate recusing herself, the matter was then transferred to the Chief Magistrate’s court for reassignment. It will then be reassigned to Magistrate Daly’s court, where the trial will recommence on November 13.The charge against the South Ruimveldt, Georgetown businessman, stated that on February 2, 2018, at Lot 49 Blue Sackie Drive, South Ruimveldt, he had the illicit substance in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.According to reports, Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit ranks swooped down at Hooper’s premises and found the cocaine stashed in a pipe leading to a septic tank.Defence counsel James Bond had informed the court that the substance was found in a pipe which connects to many apartments and as such, his client should not have been charged.last_img read more

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