Thirty-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.
SAN BERNARDINO – Cajon grabbed control of the San Andreas League volleyball title on Tuesday with a convincing 25-19, 25-22, 25-17 win over Pacific in a match held at the Cowboy gym. Cajon (5-0, SAL, 7-1 overall) was led by the strength of junior Tiffany Owens’ match-high 18 kills, most coming off precise sets from Angela Ho, who recorded 33 assists. Cajon set the tone early. A kill from Laura Briones, four from Owens, and a service ace from Brittany Kanady helped propel the Cowgirls to a 13-6 lead in Game 1. Still trailing 24-14 in Game 1, Pacific (4-1 SAL, 10-3 overall) closed to 24-19 on two kills from Tompara Youpele and two service aces from Kimberly Payne. But Owens ended the Pirate rally with a powerful game-point kill. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Today, our offense was stronger, and we had some stronger servers,” Cajon coach Paula Bougie-Thomas said. “We had a lot more kills, and our hitting was on. We just are more experienced.” Pacific made a run in Game 2 after five consecutive points made it 22-22, but a kill from Owens and two from Briones ended the game. Pacific also stayed in Game 3 until the combo of Owens and Ho helped Cajon to a 7-0 run, good for a 25-17 match win. “We were a little slow and timid, and they had the better passing game today,” Pacific coach John Arient said. “They never took control. They just won on our errors.” Arient was quick to note the play of Cajon setter Ho, who kept her team composed during every Pirate rally. “I love number 3 (Ho). She can do anything. She found and picked our weaknesses apart,” Arient said. “Of course, I’m looking for Tiffany every time, but I try to mix it up to give every one an opportunity,” Ho said. “I envision myself seeing a kill every play.” Youpele led Pacific with 16 kills and Kryssy Tuitele had 18 assists. Sophomore teammate Sebastiana Lopez earned eight digs. Cajon’s Marissa Anderson had seven kills and three aces. Ho chipped in with four of Cajon’s eight aces. `’We now have the advantage in league. They are at home against us next time, and they will fight for it. Pacific won’t lay down,” said Bougie-Thomas, who’s team was league co-champion with Pacific last year. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!