Six Lindeners were yesterday hit with a drug trafficking charge after police discovered 58 grammes of cannabis on the roof of a building where the group had been playing dominoes.
Wittilla Bess, Trevon Elcock, Neville Bastiani, Ronald Reid, Shemrock Peters and Wesley Hercules were all accused of being in possession of the cannabis on December 5 at Wismar Housing Scheme.
The accused all pleaded not guilty to the charge.
According to the attorney representing Reid, on the day in question, the group was playing dominoes at a Sports Hall in Wismar when the police came and conducted a raid. It was stated that no drugs were found on any of them or in their possession, but police later discovered the narcotics on the roof of the building.
This account was corroborated by the prosecution, who said that the police’s facts indeed stated that the drugs were found on the roof. Everyone within the vicinity at the time of the raid was charged.
Reid’s attorney stated that the police never said specifically why they instituted an indictable charge against his client, whom he said was innocent. Reasonable bail was then requested on behalf of the defendant.
Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan set bail at $20,000 for each of the accused and adjourned the matter to December 30, when it will be recalled at the Linden Magistrate’s Court.