From the Courts
August 5, 2016
Three held on drug possession, conspirarcy to commit drug trafficking

A Union Island man and two Prospect residents were on Wednesday charged with possession of cocaine and conspiracy to commit drug trafficking.{{more}}

When Mosiah Coy of Union Island and Ezekiel Tash of Prospect appeared before Magistrate Bertie Pompey at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court, they were jointly charged that between “July 20 and 30 at Prospect, they did agree with each other that a conduct shall be pursued which, if the agreement was carried out in accordance with their intention, will necessarily amount to or involve the commission of the offence of drug trafficking, contrary to Section 310(1) of the criminal code, chapter 171 of revised edition of the laws of SVG.”

The two pleaded not guilty and were granted bail in the sum of $5,000 each.

Jafari Robertson of Prospect joined Coy in the defendant’s box and they were charged that on July 30 at Prospect, they had in their possession 3,367 grams of cocaine, with intent to supply to another. Both pleaded not guilty and were offered bail in the sum of $10,000, with one surety each.

All of the men were ordered to surrender travel documents and informed that they ought not leave the country without the consent of the court.

Coy’s bail currently stands at $15,000; he is being represented by Michaela Ambrose.

Ronnie Marks represents Tash and Kay Bacchus-Baptiste represents Robertson.

The matter will be heard at the Serious Offences court on September 7, 2016.(AS)