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Two men charged with gun, ammo and marijuana possession

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In addition to being charged with possession of 118 pounds of marijuana, Carlos Drayton and David Thomas have also been charged with being in possession of a .45 semi-automatic pistol, 15 rounds of .45 ammunition and two rounds of .45 ammunition.{{more}}

Drayton and Thomas, both of Greiggs, were granted $70,000 bail each after pleading not guilty to the charges at the Serious Offences Court on Monday, February 13.

The men are alleged to have been in possession of the items on February 10 at Morne Ronde.

Prosecutor Inspector Nigel Butcher objected to the men’s bail on the grounds that both men are charged with serious offences which involve guns and drugs.

Butcher said he is of the belief that if the men are found guilty of the offences, they know a custodial sentence will be imposed.

“…Knowing that, your worship, they would not come to court. They will just go back in the mountains,” he said.

Counsel Patricia Marks in her response suggested to Chief Magistrate Sonya Young that the court set bail with certain conditions attached to it.

The men were ordered to report to the Biabou Police Station twice per week and to surrender all travel documents.

The matter was adjourned to July 25 for hearing.

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