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Trio to return to court after being charged with marijuana possession

Trio to return to court  after being charged with marijuana possession
Left to Right: Ralph LaBorde, Augustine Badnock & Dalwin Lett

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A trio on charges of possession of 45 pounds of Marijuana will return to court next Monday.

Ralph LaBorde, a 52-year-old farmer of Troumaca, Augustine Badnock, a 36-year-old mechanic of Layou, and Dalwin Lett, a 36-year-old chauffeur of FitzHughes were charged with having in their possession 20,706 g of cannabis on December 22, at Mount Wynne.

LaBorde was also additionally charged that he did have, on December 22, in Troumaca, 812 g of cannabis.

When they appeared before the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on December 23, the three maintained their innocence for the charge related to the 20,706 g of Marijuana, but LaBorde pleaded guilty to the sole charge.

The defendants were represented by lawyer Grant Connell but there was no objection on the prosecution’s part when it came to bail. They simply asked that a surety be provided, and that reporting conditions be attached.

In keeping with the pattern of the higher court, bail was allowed bail in the sum of $20,000 each, with one surety. Reporting conditions to the police station in their district every Monday were attached, and the matter was adjourned and transferred to the Serious Offences Court for January 11.

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