Held selling fireworks …VENDOR – NOT GUILTY

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The vendor arrested on Wednesday afternoon on Charlotte Street, Port-of-Spain, during a police exercise, appeared in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Hannah Lambert, appeared before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar charged with having explosive devices on display for sale while not being the holder of a license to sell such explosives.
Asked by the magistrate what was her plea to the offense, Lambert said she was “not guilty with an explanation.”

“No it does not work that way miss,” responded Ayers-Caesar. “Did you or did you not have explosives on display for sale without being the holder of a license to sell it?” the magistrate asked.

Lambert went on to explain that the items were in fact on display but that it did not belong to her. Before she could proceed further with her explanation, she was stopped by the magistrate who explained at that particular stage of the matter, she could not go into details of what may be her defense in the case should it proceed to trial.

Ayers-Caesar entered a not guilty plea and advised Lambert to seek the service of an attorney, either privately or through the Legal Aid and Advisory Board who would properly advise and guide her on how to proceed with the matter.

Lambert was granted her own bail in the sum of $5,000. She will re-appear in court on January 26.

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