One man is at large, while five (5) others are facing drug charges in connection to a recent discovery of two (2) quantities of an estimated $590, 812 worth of marijuana.
The suspects are – Oliver Charles, 32, along with Neil Corion, 27, Timon Mc Neil, 26, Landon Nicholas, 25 and Alfred Noel.
Sources told THE NEW TODAY that the arrested men were apprehended last week Friday during police operations conducted at Marigot, St. John and Beaulieu in St. George.
Police investigators have mounted a massive search operation for the other drug suspect, whose name was given as Steve Fletcher of Darbeau, St. George.
Represented by Attorneys-at-law Francis Paul and Jerry Edwin, the drug suspects were taken to court Tuesday to appear before Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill, at the St. George’s No. 1 Magistrate’s Court to make their first court appearances.
Noel, who is being represented by Attorney Paul, has been slapped with a drug trafficking charge in connection with 250.5 lbs of marijuana, which was allegedly found on the premises of his Beaulieu residence.
Corion, who is a resident of Dover on the sister isle of Carriacou, was slapped with a possession charge in connection with the 250.5 lbs of marijuana found on Noel’s premises, which has an estimated street value of $558, 132.00.
The Dover resident, who has retained Attorney Edwin, is also facing a joint drug trafficking charge, along with Charles and Mc Neil, who is a Fisherman from L’Esterre, Carriacou, in connection to another quantity of 10lbs of marijuana, valued at $22, 680, which was reportedly found on the kitchen floor of a house in Marigot, where Charles resides.
Police also charged Nicholas, who is a Diver from High Street, Sauteurs along with Corion for conspiracy. He has also retained counsel in Attorney Edwin.
Charles and Mc Neil, are facing a joint possession charge and has retained Attorney Paul.
Corion, Nicholas, Charles and Mc Neil, are also jointly charged with trafficking the 10 pounds of marijuana.
The Police Prosecution led by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Godfrey Victor did not object to the granting of bail for the drug suspects.
Corion, Nicholas Charles and Mc Neil posted bail in the sum of $12, 000 with one (1) surety in connection to the 10 pounds of marijuana.
Corion was also placed on $50, 000 bail in connection with the 250.5 pounds of marijuana and Noel was granted bail in a larger sum of $100, 000 with 2 sureties.
The five (5) drug suspects are scheduled to reappear in court on March 25, 2019.