first_imgThirty-five-year-old Lindener, Quacy Giddings, was found not guilty of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking, when he made his final appearance before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Linden Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.Quacy GiddingsGiddings was accused of having in his possession 49 grams of cannabis sativa for the purpose of trafficking on November 3, 2017, at the Mackenzie Market in Linden. The prosecution’s case had contended that Police on foot patrol at the Mackenzie Market had observed Giddings acting in a suspicious manner and conducted a search of his person.Ranks had allegedly unearthed a pink and white plastic bag containing leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis, nine small ziploc bags also containing leaves, seeds and stems and a quantity of empty small ziploc bags.However, in making his ruling in the matter on Tuesday, Magistrate Nurse after perusing the evidence which was presented to the court, ruled that the prosecution failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant was indeed guilty of the offence. He cited several inconsistencies and discrepancies regarding the handling of the evidence as well as contradicting testimonies by Police witnesses. He said the witnesses contradicted each other.He noted that as a result of the discrepancies, the court could not rely on the evidence presented and was doubtful regarding the handling and investigation of the matter. Giddings, who was represented by Attorney Yondessa Welcome, walked out of court a free man after thanking the Magistrate.last_img

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