Nichodemus Francis gets bail

Nichodemus Francis was granted bail in the sum of $400,000
Francis was granted bail in the sum of $400,000

Magistrate Bernard Pacquette has granted bail in the sum of $400,000 to the proprietor of JX Car Rental, Nichodemus ‘Forshe’ Francis of Portsmouth who was charged with alleged possession of cocaine earlier this week.

Francis was charged with the possession of 24 kilos of cocaine and possession of 24 kilos of cocaine with intent to supply. The illegal substance is estimated to have a street value of $640,800.00.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

He was arrested following a drug bust on Monday 23rd June 2014 at Tan Tan, during which a Nissan pathfinder registration number TC565 was also seized.

Francis, who is represented by attorneys Dawn Yearwood Stuart and Wayne Norde, was granted station bail on Wednesday at $300,000 with his nephew Ignacious Francis standing as surety.

However,  on Thursday Police Prosecutor, Sergeant Valda Powell, made a request that bail should be increased stating that no evaluation was done in relation to the certificate of title which was presented at court.

Bail was then granted in the sum of $400,000.

The accused businessman is expected to reappear in court on Friday, along with his surety, for the completion of the bail process.

As part of his bail conditions, Francis must submit his passport and social security card to the court, report three times a week to the Portsmouth Police Station between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm and refrain from engaging in any similar activities.

The matter has been adjourned to September 29 in Portsmouth.

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    July 5, 2014

    i hope they go behine his possessions because is little man ting alone they watching

    • The Facts
      July 7, 2014

      In accounting terms, they should go after his “principle; not his assets.”

    July 5, 2014

    and one thing i know for sure is that is bail conditions will not be violated because he cannot travel anywhere

  3. immigration
    July 5, 2014

    make him give up the green card too

  4. The Gulf
    July 4, 2014

    The chickens are coming home to roost.

  5. Concerned2DAMax
    July 4, 2014

    I wish DNO would check it sources and report clearly. The man is not from Portsmouth. He is from Savanne Paille and reside in the village but has a business in Portsmouth. Therefore, the only connections he has with Portsmouth is the JX Rental Car Services

      July 7, 2014

      Does it really matter where he from? He is a Dominican. Whether we are Dominican or otherwise, God wants us to live responsibly. So where he is from is irrelevant. He must pay for his crimes. Ministers of government must pay for their crimes too.

  6. Inthewhitehoude
    July 4, 2014

    What is station bail ? Never heard that one before

    • Jejep
      July 5, 2014

      Same as Police Bail. Where upon having been charged an accused is granted bail for his appearance in court on a set date.

  7. posee
    July 4, 2014

    I said it before; feed it to them like they give it to poor people children so they can wail like the mothers are wailing for their sons and daughters.

  8. da2debone
    July 3, 2014

    like all other cases involving the Big Fishes from Possie this too will be adjourned and adjourned and adjourned and he will never spend another night or day in Prison

    • ....
      July 4, 2014

      and posse people will continue turning blind eye while they sons and daughters languish in the gutters…

  9. greedy
    July 3, 2014

    renting cars was not making enough money, so the man try somethings else.or was it pure greed?

  10. Deducer
    July 3, 2014

    The illegal substance is estimated to have a street value of $640,800.00. with bail there is a 240,800.00, after bail of 400000.00.It ought t be x2 the street value.
    The old cliche x10 is the amount this guy maybe worth.
    But as we say behind closed doors if it was me I pleading not guilty pay off a good lawyer who can get me off on technicalities.
    The beat goes on .This guy I wonder if he is close to and connected to the big guts guys.
    he could have been used as a front in big bobol owner of a hotel, etc. and say he made his money catching crayfish.

  11. Lougaoo Mem
    July 3, 2014

    And the beat goes on as usual. No surprise people. In a matter of time, everything will be forgotten, money paid here and there to the corrupted lawyers to keep the case on ice. Again that’s the way things are in Dominica.

  12. Anthony Ismael
    July 3, 2014

    That’s a lot of product for one man. I had no idea that Tan Tan was moving this much weight. Sad but ture.

  13. Jejep
    July 3, 2014

    Station Bail? hmmmmmm

    • Anonymous
      July 3, 2014

      This is history in DA for some one getting station bail in that amount $300,000. I can see that case is going now where.

      • Face the Facts
        July 3, 2014

        Keep up your confidence. Wait and see.

  14. about time
    July 3, 2014

    only the beginning forche…

  15. lang Mama
    July 3, 2014

    One thing I know is that cocaine is an unstable substance in Dominica’s environment. Cocaine can turn into Toloma or Araroot bitmap vat Blanche.
    Booplais sing money magic look at cocaine haikus pokus.
    Back in tha days when God the money giver was traveling ti the modest $2 million house god use to stop and checkout and hangout with the white sugar general so let us see

    • Deducer
      July 3, 2014

      Like my friend would say for kicks “you is not good” Lang mother! you not good

    • Just 4 Laughs
      July 3, 2014

      Memories of Daniel Noreiga

    • Face the Facts
      July 3, 2014

      Are you aware that it could be sold in chocolates and as chocolates/ candies? This is the norm these days in the US and Canada and no doubt elsewhere in the world. I heard about it through the Canadian Media. It is dangerous. The public is warned about it.

      July 5, 2014

      lol, god, what a name…. but all false gods will fall

  16. Labourite
    July 3, 2014

    Enough time for the cocaine to disappear and the case to squash… es nou la? qui nou la pic que Labour ka twavay pou moun qui ka siportay nou avec force cette un de nou… :lol: :lol: :lol:

  17. Born Canefield
    July 3, 2014

    Thats nothing little money for a bigman like that

  18. marvlyn
    July 3, 2014

    Remand status no bail. Criminal possession of a controlled subtance, he should not get any bail. “Dummy” selling his soul …………..for money. No bail, REMAND

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