A drug operation in Grenville last week Thursday has led to the arrest of three members of a St. Andrew family.
The suspects have been identified as 30-year-old Mason, Lyndon Beggs, along with his mother, Magdalena Beggs, 52, who is employed as a House Keeper and his 53-year-old father Leroy Williams, a Construction Worker by profession.
The trio are facing a joint drug trafficking charge following a police operation that led to the discovery of more than $500, 000.00 worth of the illegal drug, cannabis.
THE NEW TODAY understands that the suspects found themselves in trouble with the law after 233 pounds and a quarter of the dried herb was found on the compound of their Sendall street residence.
It is understood that the illegal substance was stashed inside an outside storage house in the family’s front yard.
The illegal drugs carry an estimated street value of approximately EC$529, 011,00.
Represented by Attorney-at-law Arley Gill, the three (3) appeared before Magistrate Nevlyn John at the Grenville Magistrate’s Court last week Friday, where the summary charge was read out to them.
All three pleaded not guilty to the drug offense.
The Police Prosecution led by Corporal Joseph Andall did not object to Attorney Gill’s bail application for the drug suspects but requested that special conditions be attached.
The female Magistrate took a decision to grant bail to each suspect in the sum of EC$40, 000.00 with two (2) sureties.
As part of the conditions, the two Beggs and Williams were ordered to surrender all travel documents to the court, seek permission from the court to leave the state and report to the Grenville Police Station daily between 9.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m.
The drug suspects are due to return before Magistrate John at the Grenville Magistrate’s Court on May 16.
A police spokesman said that investigations are continuing into the discovery of the illegal drugs.
In recent weeks, law enforcement officers have been making successful discovery of large quantities of drugs and cocaine on the island and arresting a number of persons.