Today in the Magistrate's Court, 5 people were arraigned for drug trafficking after police busted them with weed during their Friday operations - but a physicial therapist says its medicinal marjuana.
According to police, on Saturday at around 5:15 p.m., they conducted a search on a residence at # 85 Amara Avenue, which belongs to 48 year-old Harold Zuniga, a therapist and medicine specialist.
Inside the house, police found 5.4 ounces and 2.2 ounces of marijuana in separate plastic bags, and They also found a pipe suspected to be used to smoke weed.
As a result, they charged, Harold Zuniga; 25 year-old Clement Martinez, a prison officer of a Tea Street address; 25 year-old Felix Zuniga, a student of Lords Bank; 24 year-old UB Student, Christine Goff, a resident of Lavender Street; and 24 year-old police officer Lawrence Martinez, a resident of Hattieville Village with 2 counts of drug trafficking, and 1 count of possession of a pipe.
All the defendants pleaded not guilty to the 3 charges except Harold Zuniga. He told Senior Magistrate Frazer that he owned the 5.4 ounces of weed which he said that uses while doing acupuncture. When Senior Magistrate Frazer re-read the wording of the charge, he changed his plea to not guilty because, according to him, he had no intentions of supplying it to anyone.
Senior Magistrate Frazer granted them bail of $7,000, and adjourned the matter to June 7.