Bail for immigration officer accused in drug and weapon bust

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Daiquan Martin, an immigration officer accused of gun, ammunition and drug possession, and who was remanded to prison by a magistrate earlier this week, is now out on bail.
He had been in custody since Friday when the police arrested him and co-accused Troy Baptiste, in whose Bendals home the unlawful items were found.
Martin has been released on $30,000 bail, with a $5,000 cash component. The bail was set by the High Court on Wednesday.
Earlier this week, Martin pleaded not guilty to all the charges and the case against him has been adjourned to June 6 for trial.
While, Baptiste pleaded guilty to possession of the .380 pistol and eight matching rounds of ammunition, possession of over 100 cannabis plants and possession of 310 grammes of cannabis.
He, however, denied the charge of possession with intent to transfer the drugs to others.
According to the police, Martin was with Baptiste last Friday when officers from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and K-9 Unit searched a property in Bendals, which Baptiste occupied, and found the gun and ammunition.
The police also found the cannabis plants growing on the property and uprooted them.
The illegal items were seized and taken to a police station. Martin was represented by Dane Hamilton, Sr. and Baptiste’s lawyer was Michael Archibald.
Two months ago, amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Act took effect, making it legal for residents to have in their possession, up to 15 grammes of cannabis instead of the original 10 grammes proposed.
The change to the law also made it lawful for a household to have up to four cannabis plants.

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