A man who was intercepted with over 100 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle on the Dennery/Vieux Fort Highway on June 13, 2013 remains in police custody as he is unable to meet his $22,500 cash bail requirement.
According to a press release, police officers intercepted Burke Baptiste of Richfond, Dennery with the drugs in a white Toyota motor car registration number PK 1378 at about 12:30 p.m.
“During the intercept, he attempted to evade the police. In so doing his car collided with a marked police vehicle causing damage to its front bumper,” the police report said.
“A search was conducted on the said vehicle as well as its occupant. The officers recovered three large sacks of green plant material suspected to be cannabis. The bags had a combined weight of 105 pounds. He was arrested and taken into custody.”
Baptiste was charged with possession and intent to supply a controlled drug, dangerous driving, driving without a valid driver’s license and failing to stop after an accident.
He appeared before the Second District Court in Dennery on Wednesday June 19, 2013.
For the drug related offenses, bail was set at $19,000 and $3,500 cash was requested for his alleged traffic violations.
Baptiste is expected to be transported to the Bordelais Correctional Facility and is scheduled to make another court appearance on Tuesday June 25, 2013, the police report said.