Two remanded in Barbados over major ganja bust

(Barbados Nation) A former coast guard member was one of two men remanded to Dodds Prisons in St Philip yesterday on four drug charges.

Former officer Ovid Conienskey Alleyne, 21, of Belle Road No. 1, My Lord’s Hill, St Michael, and 38-year-old Cedric Oliver Crichlow, of Hillaby, St Andrew, were both accused of having more than 1 000 pounds of marijuana.

Police arrested the men at sea last Wednesday, allegedly retrieving 20 polythene bags of ganja. A boat was also seized in the operation conducted by the Police Drug Squad, Coast Guard and a unit from the Regional Security System.

Alleyne and Crichlow are to reappear at the District “A” Magistrates’ Court on May 4.

In another drug-related matter, 27-year-old Damien Antonio Lawrence also appeared in court accused of the illegal possession of 2.9 kilos of marijuana.

He allegedly went to clear a barrel at a St Michael exporter outlet when he was arrested.

 

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