EC$100, 000.00 with two sureties.
That’s the amount in bail set for two men from St. Andrew’s who are facing drug-related charges.
Damian St. Paul, a technician working with telecommunications company, FLOW, along with Vincentian Edmund Guy are jointly charged with three counts of possession and trafficking of a controlled drug.
In addition a charge of conspiracy to import a controlled drug was laid on Guy.
Fingers are being pointed at Guy as having captained a boat that brought the illegal substance to Grenada.
Members of the Drug Squad of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) on October 16th intercepted a FLOW vehicle at Mt. Gay, St. George’s, driven by St. Paul, carrying one hundred and thirty pounds of compressed marijuana which has an estimated street value of $294,000.
The suspects appeared before Magistrate Francine Foster at the St. George’s No.2 Magistrate’s Court with the Police Prosecution team not objecting to bail.
St. Paul, 42, who resides at Harford Village, St. Andrew’s used a white face towel to conceal his identity as he came out of a police vehicle that brought him to court.
Attorney-at-law, Peter David has been retained to represent the local telecommunication worker.
His co-accused, Guy who is a Vincentian National living in Grenada undocumented for the past 36 years is being represented by Attorney Francis Paul.
The court learnt that although Guy is married with seven children and has taken up residence at Telescope, St. Andrew’s he has no passport but carries with him an Identification Card.
Magistrate Foster granted bail to the two drug-accused with strict conditions.
She ordered St. Paul to surrender all travel documents, report to the Grenville Police Station every Monday and Friday between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m and should not leave the State without the permission of the court.
In the case of the Vincentian national, Guy has to report to the Grenville Police Station every Monday to Friday between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m and was restricted from leaving the State without the permission of the court.