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Five Remanded On Drug Charges

A man was arraigned in a magistrate’s court on Monday in connection with the recent $350,000 West Bay Street drug bust.

Shawn Robins, 26 of Trinity Lane, Stapledon Gardens and Sandy Point Abaco was arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court facing one count of possession of dangerous drugs, namely Indian Hemp.

Robins was one of five other suspects who were arrested on Friday, May 23, however, according to Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) Head Superintendent Samuel Butler, the other suspects were released from police custody.

Intelligence led officers to St. Alban’s Drive around 6:00 p.m. when officials reportedly spotted the suspects gathered near a moored 18-foot Boston whaler vessel.

According to police, on the vessel was 250 pounds of marijuana.

Robins pleaded not guilty to the charge; he was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prisons and will return to court on September 15.

In a separate matter, four men were also arraigned in court before Magistrate Samuel McKinney to face drug charges.

Jamal Greene, 32 of 15 Boil Fish Avenue, 48-year-old Theodore Lockhart of 38 Maple Street, Pinewood Gardens, 53-year-old Wayne Pryce of St. Andrews Kingston Jamaica and Ty Wallace of 38 Maple Street were charged with importation of dangerous drugs, conspiracy to import dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs and conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with intent to supply, namely Indian Hemp.

It was Thursday, May 22 at around 6:00 a.m. when DEU officers acted on intelligence and interdicted a white van in southwestern New Providence.

Upon examination, they discovered that the van contained more than 600 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $ 900,000.

The men pleaded not guilty to the charges, they were remanded to Her Majesty’s Prisons and will return to court on May 29 for a hearing.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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