Two men charged in connection with Saturday morning’s seizure of just over one hundred pounds of marijuana on the western side of the island have been granted bail.
Paul Paris from Beausejour in St George’s and Devon Williams, from D’arbeau in St. George’s were both granted bail by Magistrate Teddy St. Louis at the Gouyave Magistrate Court on Tuesday, where they both appeared for the first time on charges of trafficking and importing a controlled drug.
According to information reaching the Grenada Informer, both men were arrested on board a fishing vessel in the St John’s area when law enforcement officers attached to the Drug Squad and Grenada Coast Guard intercepted them.
Sources told the Informer, shortly after the interception, one of the three occupants on board the vessel managed to evade the police grasp by running into the bushes as they were close to the shore. To date we were told, that individual, believed to be the captain of the vessel, remains at large.
This newspaper was told that shortly after the men were taken into police custody, the police mounted a search in the area where the boat was docked and found a quantity of marijuana weighing just over one hundred pounds with a street value of $223, 620.00, hidden beneath some bushes.
Meanwhile, during Tuesday’s brief sitting at the Gouyave Magistrate Court, prosecution raised no objection to the issue of bail, instead asked that conditions be put in place to ensure the men are kept in check and be available to attend court.
Both men, Williams represented by defence Counsel Arley Gill and Paris by attorney-at-law Raphael Baptiste were placed on bail in the sum of $50.000.00 with two sureties.
Among the conditions attached to the bail, the men were ordered to surrender all travel documents and report to the Central Police Station every Monday and Friday between the hours of 6 am and 6 pm.
The two make their second court appearance on March 29th 2019.