Cricketers on bail
Morton, along with Leeward Islands cricketer, Tonito Willet, had been arrested by police over the weekend for being in possession of a quantity of marijuana.
Willet has also been granted TTT$100,000 (US$16,600) bail.
Magistrate Andrew Stroude also gave an alternative bail of TT$20,000 (US$3, 330) cash each for the two cricketers.
Both Morton, who plays for Trinidad and Tobago in the West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) Regional Four Day Tournament and Willet will return to court on March 17.
They had been in police custody since their arrest and a brief statement by the WICB over the weekend said that they were no longer participating in the match between Trinidad and Tobago and the Leeward islands that ended today.
Trinidad and Tobago team manager Omar Khan told the local media that Morton had abandoned the team on the night of his arrest.
Unfortunately Runako Morton abandoned the team (Friday night) against team guidelines and team rules and he left the team hotel at Cascadia and did not return…,” Khan, a former West Indies senior team manager said.
Police said the two cricketers were stopped and searched during an exercise on Friday night and a black plastic bag containing 500 grammes of the illicit drug was found in the vehicle. (CMC)