A Penville man, who was arrested for possession of firearm and possession of 30 kilograms of cocaine with intent to supply, has appeared in court where the charges were read to him.
Bennet Seaman was granted bail in the sum of $100,000.
He was arrested when officers of the Drug Squad Section of the Dominica Police Force executed a search warrant on his premises in Penville about 6:30 PM on Friday, January 2016.
He appeared before Magistrate Bernard Pacquette on Monday, January 25, 2016, at the Roseau Magistrate Court where he was charged with possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm and possession with intent to supply 30 kilograms of alleged cocaine.
The police are also alleging that Seaman was found in possession of one marlin .44 riffle and .357 ammunition.
The approximate street value of the alleged cocaine is said to be $801, 000.
Attorney at law Wayne Norde is representing Seaman who was remanded overnight but returned to court on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, with a proper surety and was released on bail.
His trial is set for 19 May 2016 at the Roseau Magistrate Court.