A 43-year-old man from Morne Prosper has pleaded not guilty to three drugs charges and one for possession of ammunition.
Franklyn McMorris Jno Baptiste is now on EC$14,000.00 bail.
He was arrested by the police on July 8, 2012 and charged with possession of three live rounds of 12 gauge ammunition, possession of cannabis with intent to supply (2,310 grams), possession of cannabis and cultivation and possession of cannabis (1 grown plant).
Jno Baptiste is to reappear in court for his trial on October 15, 2012, and has to report twice a week (Monday and Friday) to the Roseau police station.
He has been warned against committing any offence while on bail.
Meanwhile in another court matter, 29 year old Allan Savarin of Wall House pleaded guilty to possession of 14 grams of cannabis and was fined EC$250.00.
He’s been ordered to pay up August 15, 2012 or face three weeks in jail.
Savarin was arrested by members of the Police Task Force who were on mobile patrol in the area at about 8:15pm on July 6, 2012.
On seeing the vehicle he threw away a clear plastic bag with the alleged illegal drug.
A search by the police was conducted and the substance found.
His lawyer Dawn Yearwood Stewart told the court that the amount was small, that he had pleaded guilty, and was a first time offender.
Yearwood Stewart also urged the court to take into account the fact that the drug was not tested, and that Savarin had been kept in police custody for over 72 hours.
“He has already been punished by the police since he has been in the cramped cells for over the stipulated 72 hours according to law,” she said.
The attorney asked the court to consider all those matters in passing sentence.
Savarin was told by the court to “learn from that experience.”