Two bailed, two remanded on drug charges

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Four of the six people, who were detained on Tuesday when officers from the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) conducted a counter-narcotic operation in the Falmouth Area, seizing more than $200,000 worth of cocaine and cannabis, have been charged.
Glenroy Pierre, Wonderly Lavia, Nicholas Thomas and Bertail Roberts, all of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, yesterday appeared in the All Saints Magistrate’s Court before magistrate Ngaio Emanuel.
They are all scheduled to reappear in court on July 2 to plead to the charges since this was not done yesterday.
Pierre and Lavia, who have been living in Falmouth, were charged with possession and being concerned in the supply of 2.14 pounds of cannabis which carries a wholesale value of $5,760.
They were both offered bail in the sum of $12,000.
The duo was required to deposit $6,000 to facilitate their release. They were also ordered to report to the Dockyard Police Station every day between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., and to have two Antiguan sureties sign on their behalf Also, they were required to surrender their travel documents to the court.
Meanwhile, Thomas and Roberts were charged with simple possession, possession with intent to transfer, and being concerned in the supply of 4.13 pounds of cocaine that carries an estimated wholesale value of $144,963. They were denied bail and remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison.
That’s because they are also facing immigration violation charges for allegedly entering the state illegally.
The ONDCP said that up to yesterday the two other people detained in connection with the case had not been charged. The law enforcement agency said that the matter was still under investigation.
In a release to the media, the ONDCP said that in addition to the discovery of the illegal drugs, a search warrant was executed, which unearthed cash amounting to EC $1,768.45, which was also seized.

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