The EC$116, 000.00 drug bust

Police have nabbed another two persons including a woman from H.A Blaize Street in St. George’s for possession of illegal drugs.

Drug accused Roland Simon being escorted from the St. George's Magistrates' Court

Drug accused Roland Simon being escorted from the St. George’s Magistrates’ Court

30-year-old Shemica Depradine was apprehended along with Roland Simon of Grand Bras, St. Andrew after the police chased down a vehicle in which they were travelling.

THE NEW TODAY understands that the two were arrested by members of the Drug Squad during the early morning hours of December 6, after the officers cornered the vehicle, a Hyundai SUV, registration number PAJ73, in a dead-end alley somewhere in the Tempe, St. George’s area.

The lawmen reportedly discovered 52 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle they were allegedly travelling in.

Depradine and Simon were both charged with trafficking and possession of a controlled drug, which carries an estimated street value of EC$116, 000.00.

The two made their first appearance at the St. George’s No.1 Magistrate’s Court last week Thursday represented by their Attorney, Peter David.

Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill agreed to grant them bail in the sum of EC35, 000 each.

St. George's resident Shemica Depradine hides her face in shame

St. George’s resident Shemica Depradine hides her face in shame

Depradine is believed to be the girlfriend of one of Grenada’s most notorious and feared gangster, Aldin “Ossie” Phillip, who was released from prison in October after serving approximately 6 years on charges of attempted murder and robbery with violence.

Phillip was on hand at the St George’s Magistrates’ Court last week Thursday, in support of the drug accused persons.

He was heard telling one of the reporters do not make pictures of his girlfriend when she was coming out of court.

Police are believed to be keeping a close eye on Phillip in light of the recent upsurge of criminal activities in the country especially since his release from prison.

This newspaper understands that the police have been kept busy in recent weeks over a spate of robbery especially in the southern section of the country.

Both Depradine and Simon are due to make their second appearance in court on February 23, 2016.

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