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Bahamians arraigned for drugs

A teen spent his 18th birthday behind bars on Friday, for attempting to smuggle drugs into The Bahamas Department of Corrections (BDOC).

The accused who was a juvenile at the time of the offense, was charged before Deputy Chief Magistrate, Subusola Swain, for possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply.

The court heard that on Wednesday October 17, at New Providence, the teen along with 24-year-old, Shafara Lewis of Coconut Grove, being concerned together did conspire with others to supply more than one ounce of Indian hemp.

The pair was also charged with conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with the intent to supply.

According to reports, shortly before 10am,  a woman went to the BDOC to take a plate of food for an inmate. 

However, when prison officials examined the food, they found a quantity of marijuana.

Both Lewis and the teen pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The teen was arraigned on a separate charge of simple possession of dangerous drugs.

The court heard that on Thursday October 28 at New Providence the accused was found with one gram of Indian hemp.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The pair was not granted bail and were remanded to the BDOC until 23 of October at 10am for trial.

They were represented by Ian Cargill.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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