Freed one day, arrested the next for another drug bust

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Mere days after drug charges were dropped against him due to insufficient evidence, Ernest Laing has been arrested and charged for a similar offence.

The 48-year-old is jointly charged with 32-year-old Sherry-Ann Flowers of Michael’s Village for possession of 1,397.5 grams of cannabis, intent to transfer the drug to others, and being concerned with the supply of cannabis.

It is alleged that the defendants were caught with the substance when police executed a search warrant at Flowers’ home around 5:30 am on July 15th.

In addition to the cannabis, the police also found and seized EC and US currencies, a scale, a vacuum food sealer and a television set.

 Just days ago, the prosecution withdrew several drug charges against him when the matter was called up before High Court Justice Iain Morley.

The matter involved the possession of more than 170 pounds of cannabis, drug trafficking and intent to transfer the drug.

While Laing, a Jamaican national, was freed, the prosecution said it plans to proceed against his co-accused, Nicole Martin.

The woman, who has been placed on bail by a magistrate since November 2016, now has to wait for the High Court to set a date for her trial before Justice Iain Morley.

The drug bust in that case occurred in November 2016 and was carried out by the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP).

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