A man accused of murder, who was out on bail, has been remanded into police custody after being charged for the possession and intent to supply cocaine.
Jackie Lanquedoc appeared before Magistrate Candia George this morning on four drug charges. He pleaded guilty to the possession and intent to supply 20 grams of cannabis and was sentenced to pay $1,000 or face a two-month prison sentence.
He was also charged with possession and intent to supply three grams of cocaine to which he pleaded not guilty. A trial date was set for March 12, 2012.
According to the facts which were presented by the police prosecutor, the defendant was apprehended on the roadside near the Newtown Fisheries Center by drug squad officials who had been on a routine mobile patrol exercise.
The prosecution asked the court to deny the defendant’s bail based on the premise that he was already on bail for murder. Their request was granted.