Cocaine Granny Complaining About Conditions At East La Penitance Lockups
This evening investigators are still to charge anyone else in connection with that cocaine granny case although the US Citizen charged has no known relatives in Guyana and stayed at a city hotel before she was busted with cocaine stashed in her wheel chair while on her way to the airport to catch a new York bound flight.
The 64 year old woman who is paralyzed from her waist down is an American citizen by birth and had made a number of trips to Guyana over the past year before she was eventually busted with the cocaine stashed in the bottom and back of her wheelchair a few weeks back.
She is believed to be have been a resident of eastern parkway in Brooklyn New York and sources say she was being watched by law enforcement in both Guyana and the United States because of her frequent trips to Guyana.
She made her 2nd court appearance on Monday and the magistrate ruled that her trial will begin on Wednesday. The woman complained about the conditions she has to endure at the East La Penitence lock ups, telling the court that she has to sleep on the concrete floor since there are no beds and she also complained that she has no one bringing food for her since she has no relatives here. She begged to be sent to the Berbice prison until the start of her trial.
The authorities are said to be still investigating the origin of the cocaine since they believe persons known to be involved in the drug underworld here may be responsible for providing the cocaine as well as bringing granny to Guyana on all those occasions.