Three men charged with drug trafficking

 

 

Three men, Julien Jeremy of Marigot, Mervin Angol of Pichelin, and Bernail Naughn Sorhaindo of Mahaut are now on  $5,000.00 bail following a charge of drug trafficking preferred against them by the police.

It is alleged that on January 23, 2023, at Loubiere, the men had in their possession, 576 grams of cannabis.

At the court hearing, Jeremy pleaded guilty to the charge whilst Angol and Sorhaindo pleaded not guilty. However, his guilty plea was not accepted as the prosecution opted for a trial. Police prosecutor, Inspector Frank Laville also objected to bail stating that EC$25,000.00 was found in the men’s possession which is currently being investigated by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).

But in response to the prosecution’s objection, defense attorneys Wayne Norde and Gina Abraham-Thomas who represented the trio told the court, since no charges have been preferred against their client by the FIU, it would not be in the men’s best interest to have them detained indefinitely.

Presiding Magistrate, Bernard Pacquette agreed with the defense argument and set each defendant’s bail at $5,000.00 with a proper surety.

The three sureties presented to the court were accepted and the three accused were released with instructions to return to court on May 23, 2023, for the start of their trial.

As part of their bail conditions, they were ordered to report to their respective police stations once weekly.

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10 Comments

  1. January 28, 2023

    Weeed is free….5 gran bail is to high

  2. Stop upholding white Maji
    January 27, 2023

    So much for legalizing it early this year… they need to focus on the domestic violence issues and countries infrastructure. Not nailing it’s people to the wall for what amounts to basic agriculture. Other countries are flourishing off of the natural medicine and here we are attempting to appeal to some outdated white agenda. The entire nation plants. What a waste of resources and time. We’ll never progress in this sector if the yo-yo games continue. Even cops plant… did they even have probable cause? Just violating rights to be loud and ignorant? Imagine holding your nation back because of antiquated opinions about a natural medicine. Opinions founded on the arbitrary politics of white Americans. Keep that same energy for alcohol. The people in bush aren’t hurting anyone and if more people were in bush there would be less violence. You need to free the weed and focus on real problems. Truly useless work. Every politician has a grower at home. Cut it out. Alcohol is sold everywhere.

  3. Caught D Grass
    January 26, 2023

    We know how it is and we know how to roll. Our Bail money is always set aside. The we get on with business as usual. No jail time for us. Why? Because Money talks. Especially in Dominica. Just ask the Boss Man.

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  4. RandyX
    January 25, 2023

    $5,000 each is a joke already. Now it would be of interest to the public who presented the surety. Half a kilo of coke represents a significant value and not many Dominicans can lay their hands on a sum like that.

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    • La Boo
      January 25, 2023

      Am I missing something? I thought it said 576 grams of cannabis. Where does half kilo of coke figure in?

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    • TskTsk
      January 26, 2023

      Reading is fundamental, there is no mention of cocaine in the article, it specifically says “576 grams of cannabis”

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  5. If we knew better
    January 25, 2023

    EC$5,000? begs to wonder what drugs and the amount.

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    • If we knew better
      January 25, 2023

      little more than half a kilo of weed. smh.

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    • TskTsk
      January 26, 2023

      Read the article…jeez

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      • RandyX
        January 27, 2023

        Perhaps it’s you that suffers from memory loss. Surely you must have seen the original article on DNO which even included a photo of Coke packages. Jeez, only people with a sound and independent mind should be allowed to comment on here. JEEZ!

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