Amit Roopchan. (Image courtesy TTPS)

A 39-year-old Princes Town farmer was sentenced to six months hard labour after being found guilty of possession of marijuana.

AMIT ROOPCHAN, of Lengua Road, Princes Town, appeared virtually before Magistrate Indira Misir-Gosine at the Princes Town Magistrates’ Court yesterday, Tuesday 3rd August, to answer to the charge of possession of marijuana.

The marijuana seized from Amit Roopchan by police during the stop-and-search exercise on Monday 2 August 2021. (Image courtesy TTPS)

According to official police reports, on Monday 2nd August, between 6pm and 10pm, officers of the Moruga Police Station were on duty in the Bois Jean Jean Moruga area where several vehicles and persons were stopped and searched. During the search, the officers found 660 grams of marijuana in a vehicle driven by the suspect.

ROOPCHAN was arrested and subsequently charged with possession of marijuana.

The anti-crime exercise was coordinated by Snr. Supt Lucia Winchester, ASP Ramdass, and Insp Phillip, and supervised by Sgt. Charles and Ag. Cpl Phoolchan and PCs Mitchell, Bissoon, and Francis.