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Drug-accused remanded after failing to secure surety


Drug-accused remanded after failing to secure surety

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A St Michael woman was remanded to prison when she appeared in court yesterday charged with four drug offences.

Thirty-eight-year-old Patricia Meldonia Weekes of Goodland Main Road is accused of possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation.

Police say she visited the Seawell Air Services cargo bond at Grantley Adams International Airport on Monday to clear a number of household items.

During an examination of the items by Customs personnel, eight black wrapped packages containing cannabis were discovered  in the panel of a stove. A further check revealed twenty similar packages concealed in a Whirlpool dryer. 

Weekes quickly fled the bond and the matter was reported to the police.

Investigations were conducted by members of the Drug Squad and Weekes was subsequently arrested and charged.

She appeared before Magistrate Laurie-Ann Smith-Bovell in the District “B” Magistrates’ Court and was granted bail of $80 000. She was unable to secure a surety at the time and was therefore remanded to prison.  (PR/NB)