Another Canadian female has been arrested by police in Grenada for possession of illegal drugs.
30-year-old Medical Secretary, Chanelle Boney from Toronto is among six (6) persons to have been arrested and slapped with drug charges in connection with the discovery of 68 pounds of marijuana, valued at EC$154, 224 in St. Andrew last week.
Boney was the lone female apprehended and arrested in the raid by police.
The others are Ronald Charles, 31 of Calliste, St. George, Nelson Joseph, 26, of Paradise, St. Andrew, Simon Jack, 44 and Junior Roberts, 25, of Pearls, St Andrew and Gorbon Williams, 36 of Grenville in St. Andrew’s.
The suspects were nabbed after police intercepted and searched two (2) vehicles, one (1) along the Saab public road in St. Andrew and the other along the Grand Bras public road last week Tuesday.
THE NEW TODAY understands that the search of the vehicle along the Saab public road turned up the illegal drug.
Represented by Attorney-at-law, George Prime, the six appeared before Magistrate Karen Noel at the St. David Magistrate’s Court last week Friday where bail was granted to them.
All six drug suspects face a joint charge of Conspiracy to traffic in a controlled drug.
However, additional charges of possession and trafficking in a controlled drug were laid against Charles, a technician by profession, Boney and Joseph who is unemployed, while Jack, who was listed as a Butcher, Roberts and Williams, who are steel benders were also charged with possession of a controlled drug.
THE NEW TODAY understands that Junior Roberts was placed on EC$25, 000.00 bail with two (2) sureties, while the other five (5) suspects were granted EC$20, 000.00 bail each, with two (2) sureties.
All six drug accused persons are due to make their second court appearance before Magistrate Nevlyn John at the Grenville Magistrate’s Court today (Friday).
Police are said to be interested in the arrest of the Canadian national as Boney is the second national from the North American country to be arrested on the island in recent months on drug charges.
Renee Eletia Ally, a 24-year-old Waitress of Brampton, Ontario and Romario Washington Campbell, a 23-year-old, unemployed man of Ajax, Ontario were arrested in October for possession of 10 kilos of cocaine found in their luggage at the Marice Bishop International Airport (MBIA).
Ally and Campbell are still held up at the Richmond Hill prison after failing to pay fines of $EC200, 000.00 imposed on them by a city magistrate.