One remanded, one granted bail on drug charges

August 16, 2011 | By | Filed Under News 

A man accused of having illegal drugs in his possession, appeared yesterday before Magistrate Hazel Octave Hamilton at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, and was remanded to prison until October 19. He denied the allegation against him.
The charge against Adrian David states that on August 9, at Issano Junction, Potaro, he had in his possession 295 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.
The accused was represented by Attorney at Law Adrian Thompson, who made an unsuccessful application for his client to be granted bail.
The prosecution objected to bail and requested that the accused be remanded to prison. Bail was denied and the matter was transferred to Mahdia Magistrate’s Court.
Also appearing before Magistrate Octave-Hamilton, charged with a similar offence, was 28-year-old Candace Haniff.
The accused denied the charge when it was read.
When Haniff, of Hardina Street, Wortmanville, made her appearance, she heard that the police have alleged that on August 12, at the National Stadium, Providence, she had in her possession five grams of cannabis.
Attorney at Law Adrian Thompson entered an appearance for the defendant and made a successful application for his client to be granted bail.
Bail was set at $20,000 and Haniff is expected to make her next court appearance on October 24.

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