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Convicted Drug Dealer Back Before Courts

A convicted drug dealer  was one of  two Bahamian men charged in connection with a big drug bust  in New Providence  last week.

No stranger to the courts, 44-year-old Nheru Newton, of Wellington Street and 22-year-old, Ernest Knowles Jr of Misty Gardens, stood before Deputy Chief Magistrate, Subusola Swain, on one count each of possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply and conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with the intent to supply.

The court heard how the pair on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019, in New Providence – being concerned together and with others – were found with a quantity of dangerous drugs and conspired to possess dangerous drugs, namely Indian Hemp with the intent to supply to another.

The weight of the drugs – 554lbs.

The men pleaded not guilty to both charges and were remanded to The Bahamas Department of Corrections until April 5, 2019.

They were not granted bail.

Newton, who has a long  sheet of convictions, was one of drug kingpin Samuel “Ninety” Knowles’ former associates.

According  court documents, Newton along with 5 others, testified against Ninety Knowles  and received reduced sentences as a result.

He  and another man were also accused of pulling guns on Knowles’ 17-year-old son at the time, Teddy Knowles, and threatening to kill him.

 Newton is said to be  the nephew of Ninety Knowles. 

Written by Jones Bahamas

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