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Former Cop’s Drug Trial Delayed

The drug trial involving a former woman police constable and her brother was expected to begin in the magistrates’ court Monday, but scheduling conflicts between the prosecution and the defence forced the case to be pushed back at least three weeks.

Twenty-seven-year-old Toni Sweeting and her brother, 33-year-old Delano Sweeting and Jamaican national Conrad Campbell were arrested back in April in the Departure Lounge at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA).

During the arrest, Sweeting – an on-duty officer at the time – was found with more than three pounds of cocaine strapped to her body.

She is facing multiple charges including conspiracy to export dangerous drugs and possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply.

The trio was eventually arraigned on taking preparatory steps to export dangerous drugs; possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply; conspiracy to export dangerous drugs and conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with the intent to supply.

The drugs had an estimated value of $64,000.

Her co-accused have both been granted bail in the matter.

However, the former police officer has remained in prison since her arrest with several appeals for bail denied.

She has applied for bail since April.

Sweeting most recently made a bid for bail on November 14 before Supreme Court Justice Bernard Turner who at the time denied her request but assured that in the event the trial does not take place as scheduled, she can return to his court on December 4.

At that time, he said, she will be “presumptively entitled to bail.”

The matter was adjourned to December 17.

Ianthia Smith

Written by Ianthia Smith

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