Kayak Woman Among Drug Suspects

Four persons including two foreigners appeared before the St George’s Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday to answer charges of possession and trafficking in marijuana.

Donetta Prime was the only one granted bail

Donetta Prime was the only one granted bail

Only one of the four – the lone female, 21 year old Donetta Prime,  a resident of Carriacou, was granted bail in the sum of $100,000 with two sureties following a request from her attorney, Peter David.

Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill granted her bail on conditions that she surrendered her travel documents and report to the Carriacou Police Station every Monday Wednesday and Friday between the hours of 6.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m.

The remaining three suspects – Johnel Mc Intosh a 30-year-old Truck Driver of Beausejour,  Carriacou, along with Joseph Ramkisson, a 43 year old Fisherman of Trinidad and Akwen Yorke, a 26 year old Farmer of St Vincent and the Grenadines were remanded to the Richmond Hill prison.

Mc Intosh, considered as a regular in police custody with 12 previous conditions, was on bail in Carriacou at the time of the incident on charges of House Breaking and Stealing.

Barrister-at-Law, Anselm Clouden is representing the other three defendants in the matter.

Joseph Ramkisoon, Akwen Yorke and Johnel Mc Intosh are all remanded to prison

Joseph Ramkisoon, Akwen Yorke and Johnel Mc Intosh are all remanded to prison

During their court appearances, Ramkisson and Yorke also pleaded guilty to illegally entering  Grenada.

The suspects were brought before the Chief Magistrate following a weekend drug bust by the Drug Squad in which over 190 lbs of Compressed Marijuana were allegedly found at the home of Mc Intosh.

The lawmen have put a street value on the illegal drugs at EC$500,000.

The four are due to return to court on July 20th on the Sister isle for their next hearing.

In another drug related matter, the Chief Magistrate denied bail to 35-year-old Alvin Henry who appeared before the court on Wednesday after police had been forced to issue a “Wanted” bulletin for him.

Henry turned himself in to police on Monday morning after being on the run for a few days as law enforcement officers swooped down on his home at Beaulieu and discovered a quantity of Marijuana and ammunition.

The police operation took place last Thursday in which approximately 32lbs of Cannabis with a street value of EC$73,851.71 and a 9mm magazine containing eleven rounds of 9mm ammunition and two 38 rounds of ammunition were found at the house.

The lawmen are claiming that during the search, a small portion of Cannabis was found inside the house but seven packets of compressed Cannabis and the gun and ammunition were found buried in a barrel at the back of the house.

Earlier in the week, two men – 74 year old Norbert John of Tivoli, St Andrew and 25-year-old Marvin Modeste of Harford Village, St Andrew appeared before Magistrate Nevlyn John at the Grenville Magistrate Court on drug related offences.

Modeste was allegedly caught with a quantity of cocaine in his possession and was charged with possession of and trafficking in a controlled drug.

He was granted EC$50, 000.00 bail with two sureties and is due to reappear in Court on July 13.

In the case of the 74 year old elderly man, he was charged with possession of a controlled drug, and possession with intent to supply after a quantity of cocaine was found at his home.

John was granted bail in the sum of EC$2500.00 and asked to return to Court on September 7.

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