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Man Takes Rap For $800K Drug Bust –Four Co-Accused Plead Not Guilty

One of the five men police believe are behind last Monday’s $800,000 marijuana bust in the Sea Breeze area wasted none of the court’s time on Friday and pleaded guilty to all four drug possession charges.

Fifty-one-year-old Peter Alexander Taylor of Little Harbour, Mangrove Cay, Andros took the rap for the hefty drug bust.

Taylor, along with 52-year-old Leeland Curling of Winton Meadows, 45-year-old William Curling of Sea Breeze Estates, Andrew Adderley, 46 of Clarence Town, Long Island and 25-year-old Jamaican national Onique James, were all charged with possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply, conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs, importation of dangerous drugs and conspiracy to import dangerous drugs.

Police allege that the men committed the crimes between Thursday February 20 and Monday February 24.

It is reported that around 4:00 a.m. last Monday, a team of officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) assisted by officers from the Royal Bahamas Defense Force (RBDF) carried out an intelligence-led operation in the Sea Breeze area where they observed a large quantity of dangerous drugs being off loaded from a vessel onto a truck.

More than 800 pounds of marijuana was seized in the process.

While Taylor pleaded guilty to all four counts, his four co-accused all pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Taylor heads back to court on Wednesday for sentencing.

At the same time Magistrate Andrew Forbes said the other four defendants will return to court to determine if the prosecution will continue the case against them.

Attorney Jomo Campbell represents Leeland and William Curling and attorney Michael Kemp represents Andrew Adderley.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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