An Arima man pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempting to bribe a police officer when he appeared before a Magistrate today. He was also charged with breaching curfew and possession of marijuana.
DAMAYNE CARTER, 29, of Elizabeth Avenue, was charged with the offences when he appeared before Magistrate Avion Gill on Monday 28th June, 2021.
He pleaded guilty to the charge of breach of curfew and was fined $4,000 to be paid in three months, or in default, face three months’ simple imprisonment. The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges of bribery and possession of marijuana and was granted $100,000 bail with a surety of $10,000.
The matters were adjourned to July 26th 2021.
Officers of the Arima Municipal Task Force were conducting an exercise between 3:20 pm and 8 pm on Friday 25th June, 2021 in Arima, when they stopped a man who was found to be in breach of the curfew.
A search resulted in 340 grammes of marijuana being found in his possession. The man allegedly then attempted to bribe one of the officers who arrested him.
The exercise was spearheaded by Supt. Prieto and Supt. Edwards and supervised by W/Insp. Maxwell and Sgt. Henderson.
The charges were laid by Cpl. Sandy of the Arima Municipal Task Force, on Friday 25th June, 2021.