Men held for ganja get bail extension
The four St James men who were arrested following the seizure of 857 pounds of ganja by the police last year had their bails extended until November 26 when they appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court on November 8.
Fifty- six- year- old mechanic Peter Chin, from Roehampton district; 54- year- old gardener Delroy Crawford, from Over River district; 53- year- old Ansel Marson, also a gardener, from John’s Hall; and 38- year- old bus driver Dalton Wright, from Catherine Hall, had their bails extended after the prosecution indicated that it had a problem with the forensic certificate on its case- file.
The allegations are that at approximately midnight on September 18, 2012, a police team received information which led them to conduct a search of a property at Unity Hall, St James. During the search, 19 bags with 857 pounds of vegetable matter resembling ganja were found. The four men, who were on the property, were placed in custody and charged two days later.
“Is the file now ready?” Resident Magistrate Carolyn Tie asked clerk of the court Orrett Brown, when the matter was mentioned yesterday.
“No, Your Honour; while I received a statement concerning the custody of the forensic certificate, there is a gap which is not accounted for,” said Brown, though he did not elaborate.
“I will set the case for mention on November 26,” said RM Tie. “You are all to return here on November 26, and your bails are extended until then,” she advised the four defendants.
A handcart man on Darling Street last Saturday with his cart equipped with its licence plate.