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Four charged as more than $900 000 worth of ganja seized


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THREE BARBADIANS and a Trinidadian fisherman are scheduled to return to court next week on drug charges.

Barbadians Mark Antonio Power, a 44-year-old farmer of Peat Bay Road, Merricks, St Philip; painter Justin Selman, 47, of Woodbourne, St Philip; Dwayne Jamal Lewis, 31, of St Lawrence, Christ Church, and Trinidadian Darius Conrad Peters, 24, were charged earlier this week.

Powers and Peters were jointly charged with possession of cannabis, trafficking and possession with intent to supply cannabis, offences allegedly committed along Light House Road, Ragged Point, St Phillip, last Wednesday.

Peters is facing separate charges of importation of cannabis, disembarking other than at a port of entry and entering the island other than at a port of entry.

The total weight of the cannabis is 170.1 kilos, with a street value of BDS $680 400.

Selman and Lewis were jointly charged with possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of cannabis, allegedly omitted at Marley Vale, St Philip.

In that instance, the 53 Kilos of cannabis has an estimated street value of BDS $233 000.

Acting on information received, police officers encountered the men in vehicles along Light House Road and Marley Vale Road, respectively. The vehicles were searched and the drugs discovered. The men were arrested and later charged.

They appeared before Magistrate Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘C’ Magistrate Court on Saturday where Power and Peters were both remanded to Her Majesty Prisons Dodds to reappear in the District ‘C’ Court on February 10.

Selman and Lewis were both granted bail to the sum of $120 000 with one surety, also to reappear in the District ‘C’ Court on the same day. (PR/SAT)



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