Dental Technician Busted with Pound of Weed Print E-mail
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Thursday, 14 August 2014 00:00

He says he was doing a favour for his uncle’s friend and that kindness has 23-year-old Emerson Vasquez in trouble with the law for drug traficking of 453.4 grams of weed.

Vasquez, a dental technician, was busted when a Westline bus he was travelling on was searched by police at the mile five checkpoint on the George Price Highway. During the search, PC Desmond Ramos of the Mobile Interdiction Team searched Vasquez’s knapsack and found a package wrapped in brown paper. The package was opened in his presence and it contained a green leafy product which proved to be cannabis. As a result, Vasquez was arrested and charged for drug trafficking.

In court on Friday, August 8, Vasquez told Magistrate Dale Cayetano that he picked up the package as a favour for his uncle’s friend but did not know what was contained inside. He pleaded guilty to the charge but Magistrate Cayetano asked how could he plea guilty to drug trafficking if he did not know what was inside. Magistrate Cayetano entered an equivocal plea of not guilty on Vasquez’s behalf. He was released on bail of $3,000 plus one surety of the same amount. Vasquez is due back in court on October 7.