Retired Bajan inspector charged over drug case

(Barbados Nation) A retired police inspector accused of perverting the course of justice in a drug trafficking case was released on bail yesterday.

Martin Jones appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court, and after strong objection by his attorney to a proposed condition by the prosecution, the former lawman will not have to present himself to a police station.

Jones, of Wilcox, Christ Church, was not required to plead to the charge that between October 24, 2009, and March 10, 2010, he committed a series of acts, which had a tendency to pervert the course of justice, in that he facilitated the transfer of the criminal case against Frederick Ryan Grant from District “B” Magistrates’ Court to the District “A” Traffic Court, which resulted in no criminal conviction for trafficking being recorded against Grant.

Jones was also accused that between October 24, 2009, and March 10, 2010, he did a series of acts which had a tendency to pervert the course of justice in that he facilitated the process by which the order of the court for forthwith cost for trafficking was not complied with by Grant.

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