Local authorities have still not recaptured Kadeem Jamal Hodge who escaped from Her Majesty’s Prison when the penitentiary’s infrastructure was compromised by the Hurricane Irma two years ago.
When his name was called in the Magistrate’s Court recently, prosecutors requested more time to secure Hodge who is also believed to have fled the jurisdiction.
Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste DaBreo has given the Crown up to December 12 to report on the way forward for the accused man.
Hodge is charged with three drug-related offences — possession of a controlled drug, possession with intent to supply, and importation of a controlled drug.
The accused man, who is a native of the neighbouring US Virgin Islands, allegedly landed at the Terrence B Lettsome International Airport with four kilograms of cocaine stashed in his luggage back in June 2017.
He entered not guilty pleas and was denied bail as the court felt that he would have been a flight risk if he was granted bail.
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