A 38-year old single mother of a 13-year old boy from La Borie, St. George is on $100,000 bail with two sureties on a drug-related charge.
Roxann Bubb is accused of trafficking in 2.49 kilos of cocaine which the Police Prosecution Department claims has an estimated street value of $249,500.
The illegal drug was allegedly discovered in her house last week Wednesday.
An informed source told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that members of the Drug Squad of the Royal Grenada Police Force allegedly discovered the cocaine hidden underneath a cushion of a couch inside of the house.
The source who does not wish to be identified said the lawmen strongly believe that the substance belongs to a male individual who frequents the home.
The individual who served as the official driver of a former Government Minister a few years ago is known to be under the police radar since he has charges pending for illegal drug possession.
Bubb was brought before the St. George’s Magistrate’s Court last Friday to make her first appearance before Acting Magistrate, Francine Foster.
As the accused woman alighted from the police vehicle that transported her from the St. Paul’s Police Station where she was kept in custody, she was handed a black short by a relative which she used to conceal her identity from the media.
Bubb pleaded not guilty to the charge that was read to her by the Acting Magistrate who was sitting at the St. George’s No. 2 Magistrate’s Court.
The presiding handed down some strict conditions to the bail including an order for Bubb to report to the St. Paul’s Police Station every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and to surrender all travel documents to the court.
The presiding magistrate also ordered that Bubb not to leave the State without the permission of the court.
Head of the Police Prosecution Department, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Godfrey Victor informed the court that at the time of Bubb’s appearance in court, the substance had not yet been brought to the Chemist for testing.
ASP Victor expressed the hope that this would be done after the Carnival season.
Bubb’s interest in the case is being looked at by the Law Firm of GRENLAW Chambers on Lucas Street, St. George’s.
However, Attorney-at-Law Peter David informed the court that he is assisting the Law Firm which is headed by seasoned Attorney, Anselm Clouden.
David told the court he always receives assistance from Clouden when he is in difficulty with a case, and that he is just reciprocating the favours.
Junior attorney, Olabisi Clouden, the niece of the senior in the law firm, Bubb who has a part-time job at Spice Isle Janitorial Service as a very hard-working individual.
She spoke of her client having no previous conviction, and that she is a law-abiding citizen.
Bubb is due to reappear in court on October 7.