(GRENADA INFORMER) – Three men from the parish of St. Andrew, jointly charged in connection with a 2.3 million dollar drug bust, made their first court appearance before the Grenville Magistrate court last Wednesday (March 28).
Two of the men were granted bail while the other was remanded to Richmond Hill Prison.
The three men, Inron Mc Donald, a 27-year-old fisherman of Soubise St Andrew, Kevin Coxall a 30-year-old construction worker currently self-employed in partnership with his father, of Grand Bras St Andrew and Kyron Alexander a 41-year-old fisherman of Moyah St Andrew. Mc Donald, Coxall, and Alexander were charged with conspiring to traffic in a controlled drug in the Soubise area and conspiring to import a controlled drug in the Soubise area.
Coxall and Mc Donald were also jointly charged with conspiring to import a controlled drug in the Conference area, conspiring to traffic a controlled drug in conference area and possession of a controlled drug.
According to the prosecutor, the amount of drugs that were confiscated during the police operation was over a thousand pounds, which carried a street value of two million, three hundred and forty-two thousand, eight hundred and forty-four dollars.
The prosecutor did not object to bail for Mc Donald and he was granted bail to the sum of one hundred thousand dollars with two sureties, he is to report to the Grenville Police Station once a week, surrender all travel documents and is not permitted to travel without permission.
He is to reappear before the court on May 11. Coxall who has previous convictions was granted bail to the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars with two sureties, he too is to report to the Grenville Police Station once a week, surrender all his travel documents and is not permitted to travel without permission.
Alexander who has a number of pending matters of a similar nature before the court was not granted bail and was instead remanded to the Richmond Hill Prison to reappear before the Grenville Magistrate Court April 23 for mention only.
All the men are due back in court May 11.