UPDATE: Three charged for drug importation at Woodbridge Bay port; bail granted

Three individuals charged with drug importation have all pleaded not guilty to the charge laid against them by the police.

Jerome Felix of Mahaut along with Tyler Matthew and Jaylon Matthew of La Plaine appeared before the Roseau magistrate court arrested and charged with importation of drugs, namely cannabis.

It is alleged that on January 7, 2022, at the Woodbridge Bay Port in Fond Cole, Felix imported 684.8 grams of cannabis into Dominica.

Tyler and Jaylon who were jointly charged, are also accused of importing 1048.3 grams of cannabis into Dominica on the same day.

At the court hearing on January, 10, 2022, the prosecution, led by acting Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Sherma Dalrymple, did not object to bail. However, presiding magistrate Michael Laudat adjourned the bail application hearing to January 11, 2022.

The prosecutor subsequently made an application pursuant to section 212 of the magistrates code to have the defendants placed in the custody of the investigating officers until their bail hearing, which was granted by magistrate Laudat.

At the bail hearing, magistrate Laudat set the bail for Felix at $15,000.00 with one surety whilst Tyler and Jaylon bail was set at $20,000.00 with two sureties.

Bail was subsequently granted as the request of the court was satisfied and the three individuals were released , expected to return to court on April 4, 2022, for trial.

Felix is represented by attorney-at-law Wayne Norde while Tyler and Jaylon are represented by attorneys Cara Shillingford-Marsh and Kayla Jean Jacques.

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  1. Affa
    January 14, 2022

    It just needs to be legalized and cut the nonsense. The whole exercise of making it illegal was orchestrated by racist kuklux people of the 1930’s Jim Crow era in the U.S(Google Harry Anslinger the main character) with the main aim being imprisonment of Blacks, and they have achieved it. How did they get the rest of you to participate in imprisoning you own people for them by taking it to the U.N is beyond most of us. It is not half as dangerous as the knives we all have in our kitchens as benefits outweigh the risks, yet we participate and advocate making it criminal to lock our folks up. This is cruel and unusual.

  2. January 12, 2022

    They should have apply for an import permit..
    That’s the only problem

  3. Fred
    January 11, 2022

    Isnt that a bit like importing sand to Arabia?

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    • Annon
      January 14, 2022

      It depends on the quality of the Sand.

  4. Toto
    January 11, 2022

    I mean, why would they want to import that stuff when we grow good quality weed here. And then in such relative small quantity. Maybe it was seeds for skunk they were trying to smuggle in but importing little weed. No man, something not right here.

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    • Jalen
      January 12, 2022

      They import it because the local weed in Da is trash, very low in thc. The local growers believe that a marijuana plant is fully mature in 3 months. What a joke. They chop it down prematurely in fear of the police & thieves. A fully grown marijuana plant matures in 6 months. There is no way to produce big marijuana buds in 3 months of growth unless it’s grown indoors under artificial lighting.

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