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Trio arrested on drug charges

Trio arrested on drug charges

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Three men will return to court tomorrow, Wednesday, in relation to the seizure of 272 pounds of marijuana.

Yesterday, September 4, David Hepburn of Sion Hill, as well as Denrol Walker and Elives Moore of Grenada appeared at the Serious Offences Court where Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne Matthias read their charges to them.

The men were charged that on Thursday, August 31, off Johnson Point (near Fort Charlotte), they had in their possession 123,488 grammes (272 pounds) of cannabis. They were also charged that they attempted to export the drug and that they trafficked in the illegal plant matter.

After hearing the charges, Hepburn and Walker pleaded not guilty, while Moore pleaded guilty.

Walker and Moore were denied bail on the basis that they are non-nationals, while Hepburn’s bail was denied after the court heard that a bench warrant had been issued for him in relation to another matter.

In an attempt to secure bail, Walker informed the court that he entered St Vincent and the Grenadines legally.

“I have clearance, your honour,” Walker told Chief Magistrate Brown-Matthias, to which the Chief Magistrate replied, “Anyone can have clearance.”

The men are being represented by lawyer Grant Connell.

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