Election Candidate Charged for Drugs

Member of The Progress Party, Basil Williams, 36, who ran as a candidate in the just-ended March 13 general election in the
constituency of St. George North East is one of three persons nabbed by the police for possession of drugs.

Well known DJ, Brian “Jabba” Charles found himself on the wrong side of the law

The others are 26-year old Brian “Jabba” Charles, a Disc Jockey attached to a popular radio station in St. George’s, and 44-year old Bus Driver, Branford Charles who were taken into custody by the Drug Squad of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF).

The trio made their first court appearance at the St. George’s No.1 Magistrate’s Court on Monday before Magistrate Tamera Gill to Member of The Progress Party, Basil Williams, 36, who ran as a candidate in the just-ended March 13 general election in the constituency of St. George North East is one of three persons nabbed by the police for possession of drugs.

The others are 26-year old Brian “Jabba” Charles, a Disc Jockey attached to a popular radio station in St. George’s, and 44-year old Bus Driver, Branford Charles who were taken into custody by the Drug Squad of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF).

Bus Driver, Branford Charles was also picked up by the police

The trio made their first court appearance at the St. George’s No.1 Magistrate’s Court on Monday before Magistrate Tamera Gill to answer charges of Conspiracy to Traffic a Controlled Drug and Conspiracy to Import a Controlled Drug.




Basil Williams – contested the March 13th General Election

The suspects were apprehended after a quantity of compressed cannabis was found inside a barrel by Customs officers at the Maurice Bishop International Airport on May 4.

According to a release from the Community Relations Department (CRD) of RGPF, “the drugs were discovered inside a bag of cat food during a search of a barrel, which arrived in Grenada from the United States on Friday.”

The barrel in question was in the name of Basil Williams but information reaching this newspaper indicates that Jabba went to carry out the paperwork to get it cleared.

The quantity of the imported cannabis was 6 pounds and carries a street value of $34,000.

“Jabba” Charles who lives at Woodlands was represented in court by attorney-at-law, Derek Sylvester, while both Williams of Belmont, St. George, and Thomas who resides at Bonair in St. Mark were both unrepresented by lawyers.

The drug suspects were granted bail in the sum of $15,000 with two sureties are are due to reappear in court on May 24.

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