$200,000 bail for Grenadian on Drug Charges, Vinci denied bail

$200,000 bail for Grenadian on Drug Charges, Vinci denied bail

A thirty-three year-old Grenadian from the village of Cook Hill Road in St. Andrews, one of two men slapped with drug related charges following a million dollar drug bust on the sister Island of Carriacou two weeks ago, has been granted bail of two hundred thousand dollars with two sureties.

Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill who facilitated the bail hearing because there was no sitting in the Western Magisterial Division last Friday had the bail bond approved for Mr. Peter Kim Alexander, after prosecution assured the court that they had no objection to the granting of bail, they however advised the court that certain conditions be put in place to ensure that Alexander shows up for his trial.

 In light of that, Alexander was asked to surrender all travel documents, and to report to the Grenville Police Station every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between the hours of 6am and 6m for the duration of the proceedings. 

 Meanwhile co-accused 27 year-old Astique Haynes of Chateaubeliar St. Vincent was not so fortunate, he was denied bail as prosecution sighted a number of issues with having Haynes placed on bail. Key among them is the fact that he is not a Grenadian National and therefore could be a flight risk despite claims that he has being living in Grenada since 2015 with his girlfriend.

 Both men, represented in court last Friday by defense counsel Peter David have been slapped with charges of possession, trafficking and intent to supply the illegal drug, marijuana. 

 According to information reaching the Grenada Informer, police arrested the men two Mondays ago following a major drug operation on the sister island of Carriacou on a beach in the village of Windward. Sources told the Informer that the men were seemingly awaiting transportation when members of the Drug Squad clamped down on them. Some 18 bags of compressed marijuana were seized in the process totaling 618-pounds and carrying a street value of just over $1.4 million dollars.

 During their brief stint in court last Friday prosecution hinted to the court that they are proceeding indictable on all three charges.  

  Both men were due to reappear in court Monday February 20th on the Sister Isles of Carriacou.    

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