A 58-year-old father, his son, and the son’s common-law wife have been accused of being involved in a drug ring after $26,000 worth of cocaine along with a gun and ammunition were found among their possession last weekend.
Huntums Ghut residents Jerome Scatliffe, his son Halim along with 32-year-old Debralee Fahie were hauled before Magistrate Shawn Innocent on Tuesday on joint charges of possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply.
Halim is the sole member of the group to be charged with carrying an unlicensed firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, common assault, and threatening language.
The accused trio is scheduled to answer to the charges on October 17.
The court heard that on the day in question, police apprehended Halim during a traffic stop after receiving reports that the accused had allegedly threatened to kill another man in relation to drugs.
It was during that time that police searched the accused man’s vehicle and found a loaded 9 mm Smith and Wesson pistol in a box with 15 rounds of ammunition.
Police subsequently headed to his home to conduct a further search when a vehicle with the two other defendants was seen exiting the premises.
A search of that vehicle uncovered 260 grams of cocaine in a knapsack with 335 dime bags.
The trio was arrested and formally charged.
Two granted bail, one denied
Bail in the sum of $100,000 was granted to the accused woman and to the father, who is a US veteran and who currently holds a managerial position in a family-owned restaurant in Road Town.
As part of the bail conditions, the two were told to surrender all travel documents to the Road Town Police Station and were forbidden to apply for any replacement of their travel documents or leave the territory without permission from the court.
They are to report to the Road Town Police Station every Monday and Friday between 6 am and 6 pm.
The accused son, Halim, was denied bail and is now on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut.
Attorney-at-law Nelson Samuel is representing all three accused persons.
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