Tucville residents get bail on ecstasy possession charge

Samuel Bruce

Two Tucville residents were yesterday granted bail after they denied being in possession of ecstasy, which the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) says one of them handed to an undercover agent.

In the courtroom of Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, Samuel Bruce, 25, and Kelder Halley, 21, denied a joint charge of possession of the illicit substance.

It is alleged that the two, on October 15th, at Gibson Street, Guyhoc Park, Georgetown, trafficked 63 grammes of ecstasy pills.

Kelder Halley

CANU prosecutor Konyo Sandiford objected to the accused being granted bail. According to the prosecutor, Bruce handed over the drugs to an undercover CANU officer and made oral statements. It was further noted that Halley gave a confession statement to the CANU agents.

Despite the prosecutor’s objection to the two being granted bail, attorney Tiffany Jeffrey, who represented Bruce, and Bernard Da Silva, who represented Halley, requested bail on behalf of their clients. Both attorneys said their clients were innocent of the charge against them.

Chief Magistrate McLennan subsequently granted each accused $150,000 bail and ordered that they report to CANU headquarters every Monday and Friday at 9 am.

The matter was then adjourned until November 9th.

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