Twenty-four-year-old High Court employee, Alisma Wheatley, who was arrested along with three others following a police raid on Thursday was just a visitor at the Sea Cows Bay residence where the gun and drugs were reportedly found, the Magistrate’s Court has been told.
Reportedly, she was only spending that night at the residence in question with her co-accused 29-year-old boyfriend, Gregory Alleyne Jr, who lives with his mother Doris Mills, and his brother Kervis Collis Rhymer — the other two accused persons.
This was revealed during their arrest appearance before Magistrate Christilyn Benjamin on Friday.
The four were jointly charged with keeping an unlicensed firearm, unlawful possession of explosives, two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply to another, two counts of possession of a controlled drug and possession of proceeds of criminal conduct.
They were not required to plead during that court appearance.
The court heard that on October 31 police conducted a search at the Sea Cows Bay-based residence at about 6:10 am.
During the search, police allegedly recovered $2,800 cash, some 543 grams of cannabis, and 25 grams of cocaine in two bedrooms belonging to Alleyne and Rhymer. The estimated street value of the cannabis in totality was said to be $5,430 while the cocaine reportedly valued $2,500.
The court was told that police also recovered a loaded Glock pistol. It is alleged that 17 rounds of ammunition were found in the magazine of the gun while one round was found in the weapon’s breech (the section of the gun where the bullets are loaded and ready for use). The gun was reportedly found in the bathroom area of the house.
When asked whom the contraband belonged to, Alleyne allegedly told police: “It belongs to me”.
Alleyne also allegedly told police that the suspected cocaine and cannabis found in his bedroom was for his personal use.
When police asked Rhymer what was the vegetative substance found in his bedroom, he reportedly replied: “I don’t know what it is or whom it belongs to.”
The court heard that nothing illegal was found in the third bedroom belonging to their mother, Mills.
Meanwhile, the court was told that police had also recovered two digital scales and empty dime bags.
The four were subsequently arrested and charged.
During a police interview, the quartet reportedly chose to remain silent.
Mills, Rhymer, and Wheatley were each granted signed bail in the sum of $60,000 with one surety.
Their only bail condition is to surrender all travel documents to the Road Town Police Station.
Magistrate Benjamin, however, denied bail to Alleyne because of his previous convictions and the seriousness and prevalence of the offences.
He will remain on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison.
Attorneys Patrick Thompson and Reynela Rawlins represent all four accused.
The matter was adjourned to November 15.
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