A police officer has testified in the Magistrate’s Court that Deron Walters – who was reportedly found with more than 680 grams of marijuana and a wad of cash – has refused to give up his alleged supplier to cops.
Walters is on trial for possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply.
When Officer Daren Malone took to the witness stand this week, he told Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste DaBreo that, after the accused was arrested, he was invited to participate in a police interview.
Officer Malone stated that Walters was asked to name his alleged supplier, but he did not give an answer.
The officer recalled being told by the accused: “You find me with it (the marijuana); so I will deal with it.”
In the meantime, the cop told the court that Walters was found with $600 cash, broken down in twenty-two $20 notes, three $50 notes, and a $10 note.
He further testified that, when he asked Walters how he came in possession of the funds, Walters said he runs a trucking business.
Officer Malone added that he asked the accused to produce receipts for the money, but Walters didn’t do so.
The accused was reportedly found with the drug and money at a certain premises on July 15 last year.
It is alleged that police smelt marijuana on the accused so they searched him and the scooter he was riding at the time.
During the search, they recovered a yellow knapsack containing marijuana, the court heard.
While the accused pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled drug, he denied having intent to supply the substance to others.
He is being represented by defence attorney Stacey Able. The trial continues.
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