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Primary school teacher charged with drugs

Tue, August 13, 2013 - 4:51 PM

A primary school teacher has been charged with a number of drug offences.

He is Barbadian Eadiun Nicholas Nariah Cobham, 26, of Jericho, St George.

A release today from the police stated the offences include possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation of five pounds of compressed cannabis.

Police said Cobham arrived by air from Canada on Sunday and was interviewed by law enforcement officers on the outside of the Arrivals Hall after clearing Customs. 

“He was taken back to Customs and an examination was conducted of his suitcase and 11 compressed packages of cannabis were found concealed in a false bottom”.

Cobham appeared at the District B Magistrate Court today pleaded not guilty to the charges.

He was granted bail in the sum of $7 500 to reappear at the District B Court on  October 10, 2013. (CM/PR)

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Posted by Cheese On 1 year, 2 months ago
Why risk it all? You are a teacher for God's sake!

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Posted by Pan Wallie 1 year, 2 months ago
Stupid is as stupid does.

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Posted by Trudy Mayers 1 year, 2 months ago
For the love of me , i don't know why they still risk this behavior, smh......then plead not guilty, anything in ur possession
is yours, there are constantly sending out info, with not accepting things from anyone , for the same reason that people claim someone give it to them, in your case what ? you borrowed the suitcase ?

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Posted by Mark Maynard 1 year, 2 months ago
The curse of narcotic abuse is a widely cast net.

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Posted by ego evaluation 1 year, 2 months ago
What does a person profession have to do with their character? I am sure there are plenty of teacher with questionable character and should probably not be working with children..

Unless you meant he should be making enough on his salary to not need to partake in this activity?

When people are facing a hard time as most Bajans are, they would be willing to try anything to take care of their family.

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Posted by Nikki Jonas 1 year, 2 months ago
I agree Cheese On. What a shame!

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Posted by Marva Chase 1 year, 2 months ago
This man will now have to kiss teaching goodbye; the mere fact that the cannabis was found in a suitcase with a false bottom is enough to 'bury' him... he took the risk (gambled) and he lost! My question is.... how did he get pass the security system with this stuff when he cleared customs in Canada?

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Posted by Marva Marshall 1 year, 2 months ago
As yet he is innocent until proven guilty. I don't know all the circumstances neither do you unless you are personally involved.
Is it possible that he was bringing a suitcase for a friend he knew for a long time and was betrayed? Is it possible that the person paid for the extra piece and that he searched the suitcase and watched the packing unawares of the false bottom? We should always wait on the facts. Sometimes a nice looking grandparently type is trusted but that person can be a Judas. I don't know the facts, I am merely encourage all of us here to wait and to pray for guidance, not only for whom we term 'bad' but also for ourselves!!!

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Posted by Mr Psychotic 1 year, 2 months ago
I taught this youngster; he was pleasant and chatty. He is only making it easier for the Ministry of Education to cut staff. Imagine the impact this will have on the young students he taught...not cool. Teachers need to be extremely careful with regard to their public lives.

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