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Man Admits To Drug Possession

One of the men, who police allegedly caught last week in Pinewood Gardens with suspected marijuana and cocaine, admitted to the drugs being his in a court last Friday.

Thirty-nine-year-old Kendal Hepburn pleaded guilty to four drug possession related charges.

Forty-eight-year-old Calvin Kennedy Rolle and 27-year-old Tristan Black were also charged in the matter.

The men appeared in court number eight before Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethel.

Hepburn however told the court that he came from Exuma on a boat with the drugs and docked in Potters Cay.

He also told the magistrate that he was hired to move the drugs from “point A to point B” but never gave up the name of the person who hired him.

Hepburn pleaded guilty to the charges while Rolle and Black pleaded not guilty.

Hepburn also told the magistrate that the other men he was charged with had nothing to do with the matter.

Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers arrested the men around 11:40 a.m. last Wednesday after searching a red Kia Sedona van that they were in.

According to court dockets, the trio was found with 102 pounds of cocaine valued at $652,000 and 13 pounds of marijuana valued at $14,000.

The men were remanded to Her Majesty’s Prisons and will return to court on November 26 for trial.

Sasha Lightbourne

Written by Sasha Lightbourne

Journal Staff Writer

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