A 32-year-old woman is among three (3) Vincentians and one local from the sister isle of Carriacou who were arrested and charged last week Friday in connection with the discovery of EC$31, 752.00 worth of marijuana and a smaller quantity valued at just over EC$30.00.
The suspects have been identified as Vincentian Store Manager, Nyasha Bellingy, along with her nationals Zeiki Miller and Clifford Samuel, 26, and Frank Allard, 43, from Carriacou following police operations on the sister isle and on the Carenage in St. George.
All four appeared Monday before Magistrate Tahira Gellineau at the St. George’s No. 2 Magistrate’s Court to face drug trafficking and conspiracy charges.
The drug suspects were assisted in court by Attorney-at-Law Derick Sylvester, who opted to make bail applications on this occasion for only Allard and Miller, which met with no objections from the Police Prosecution team but reserved applications for the remaining suspects.
Attorney Sylvester indicated to the court that he plans to make proper bail applications on behalf of the other drug suspects on the next occasion once properly retained.
The Police Prosecution team indicated to the court that they do not intend to pursue Miller in connection with the 24 lbs of marijuana which was seized on the mainland.
THE NEW TODAY understands that the Drug Squad of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) intercepted the drugs as soon as one of the suspects came off the Osprey shuttle from Petite Martinique and Carriacou.
However, Miller is specifically charged along with the female suspect in connection with six (6) grams of the illegal substance found in their possession on Carriacou.
The Vincentian man, who sported a Rastafarian hairstyle, was granted $3, 000.00 bail with one (1) surety in connection to six (6) grams of marijuana while Bellingy was remanded to the Richmond Hill Prison.
Allard, a builder by profession, had strong support from members of his family in court and was granted bail in the sum of $60, 000 with two (2) sureties for the larger quantity of ganja that was found.
The bail condition set requires the suspect to report to the Carriacou Police Station every Wednesday between the hours of 6.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m.
In the case of Samuel, who is employed as a Labourer in St Vincent, he was charged for the discovery of the 24 lbs of ganja and additionally for entering the state illegally.
Magistrate Gellineau also issued a summons for another drug suspect, whose name was given as Crispin Alexis.
THE NEW TODAY understands that Alexis who resides at Walker in St. Andrew is wanted by the Drug Squad for questioning as he is considered as the ring leader in what is considered as a major drug ring involving the Vincentians.
Miller and Bellingy are due to appear before Magistrate Teddy St. Louis at the Cariacou Magistrate’s Court on May 22.
Bellingy, Allard, Samuel and Alexis are scheduled to appear before Magistrate Gellineau for mention on May 9 and 17, with the matter set to start on May 22.