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Police officer charged with possession of marijuana

Police officer charged with possession of marijuana
Police officer Ian Jacobs hides his face with an envelope as he was leaving the Serious Offences Court

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A 24 year old police officer on marijuana possession and drug trafficking charges hid his face as he emerged from the Serious Offences Court this Tuesday.

Ian Jacobs, said to be stationed at the Georgetown Police Station, while walking out of the court after securing bail, covered his face using an envelope and stated that he wasn’t ready for the media to take his picture as yet.

Jacobs, represented by lawyer Grant Connell, declared that he was not guilty of having 234g of the illegal drug in his possession on October 13, in Kingstown. Further, that he did not have the cannabis for the purpose of drug trafficking.

Reports were that the accused was going on a “Leh Go Ting” boat ride.

Senior Prosecutor Adolphus Delplesche did not have any objections to bail, although the crown requested reporting conditions and sufficiency of surety.

Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne allowed bail of $2,500 and attached reporting conditions of once a week every Monday to the Chateaubelair police station.

The police officer seemed uncertain when asked about his current residence, mentioning that he lived with his girlfriend and that he doesn’t know how she would respond.

Nevertheless, the reporting conditions were not changed, the court stating that this was a matter the defendant would have to deal with. The officer was bailed by his mother, and the matter was adjourned to November 28, 2019.

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