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Two remanded on marijuana charges to reappear in court today

Two remanded on marijuana charges to reappear in court today
Grenadian farmer Marvin Albert and Vincentian fisherman Michael Scott hide their faces from reporters’ lens while leaving the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court. (fp)

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A Grenadian and a Vincentian duo were allegedly found to have 222 pounds of Marijuana in their possession in Union Island last weekend.
At the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court(KMC) yesterday, January 17, 26-year-old Grenadian farmer Marvin Albert entered guilty pleas to five charges.

He admitted that on January 14, at Union Island, he entered the state of St Vincent and the Grenadines other than a port of entry; that he entered by boat and disembarked without the consent of an immigration officer; and finally that he knowingly and wilfully allowed himself to be landed as a prohibited immigrant.

Albert and Michael Scott, a 26-year-old fisherman of Union Island, have both been charged by PC 614 Simon that they were in possession of 100,788g of cannabis, a controlled drug, with intent to supply, and for the purpose of drug trafficking.

Scott maintained his innocence to these charges.

Drug matters up to a certain amount are usually handled by the Serious Offences Court (SOC), but this court was not sitting yesterday.

Senior Magistrate, Rickie Burnett transferred the matter to the SOC and adjourned it to today, January 18 for the defendants to appear.

The two men were remanded into custody overnight.

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