One female trafficker from the parish of St David, who was arrested on the St. Georges Port moments before she boarded a vessel to Trinidad last Tuesday, appeared before a St. George’s magistrate court on a criminal charge.
Cheryl Creedland was charged with failing to provide memorandum of sale for the items she was about to export to Trinidad and Tobago. She appeared before Magistrate Francine Foster at the St George’s number Two Magistrate Court last Thursday, represented by legal counsel Peter David.
According to information reaching the Grenada informer, at the time of her arrest, Creedland was in possession of a quality of agricultural produce among them Avocados, plums and ground provision.
During her brief stint in court defense counsel, magistrate and counsel for the state were locked in a lengthy discussion over what to do with the items, while they embraced the due process of law in determining guilt or innocent of the accused woman.
Given the fact that the items taken from Creedland were all perishable, with short shelf lives, the issue surrounded, whether the items should be sold and the monies kept until the case is completed, should it be kept by the police as exhibit, and if so, who would take responsibility in the event that Creedland turns out victorious in the matter. The argument went on for some time and at the end it was agreed that the law would be allowed to take its course and the police would do what they are accustomed to doing in similar cases.
Creedland, who is presently on bail, is due back in court on November 14. The total value of the items seized by the police was given at $464.00
Meanwhile sources told the Grenada Informer that Creedland has been arrested and charged in the past for similar offenses, this paper also learned that she had been placed on a bond that only ended in June of 2016.