A St. George’s Magistrate’s Court has granted bail in the sum of $65, 000, to a young man from the Sister Isle of Carriacou, who was arrested shortly after disembarking from the Osprey boat with a quantity of cocaine.
Joshua Thompson, an Auto Mechanic from Brunswick, Carriacou, was charged with Trafficking a Controlled Drug after he was apprehended by Officers attached to the Drug Squad of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF),
He appeared January 12 at the St. George’s No. 2 Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Tahira Gellineau with experienced attorney-at-law Anselm Clouden as his legal representative.
THE NEW TODAY understands that after disembarking the Osprey, the suspicious looking Kayak, who was carrying a red ‘Jansport’ back pack, was detained and taken to the nearby Central Police Station on the Carenage.
A search of his bag revealed a small cardboard box, which contained a package containing the illegal substance.
The drugs, which weighed just over 2 kilos carry an estimated street value of EC$112, 318.17.
Clouden made an application for bail for his client and it was not objected to by the Police Prosecution.
However, the Police asked the court for special bail conditions to be attached to the bail.
Magistrate Gellineau obliged to the request and attached two sureties as part of the bail condition and ordered the 25-year-old drug suspect to surrender all travel documents and report to the Carriacou Police station every Wednesday between 6.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m.
Thompson was also told that he has to request the court’s permission to leave the state.
The suspect who has one previous conviction for the offense of causing harm, dating back to the year 2015, is scheduled to reappear in court on April 20.