By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
TWO men charged in connection with separate drug seizures, one at the country’s main port of entry and another in Pinewood Gardens, were granted bail.
Conrad Campbell, a 33-year-old Jamaican of Coral Heights Estates appeared before Justice Bernard Turner seeking bail ahead of his $64,000 cocaine possession case on October 11.
Campbell, represented by Murrio Ducille, was granted $20,000 bail with two sureties and reporting conditions.
On April 29, he appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Bethell to face drug charges in connection with a cocaine seizure at the Lynden Pindling International Airport.
Campbell faced four charges in total – taking preparatory steps to export dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply, conspiracy to export dangerous drugs and conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with intent to supply.
It is claimed he committed these crimes on April 19, with two others from Coral Harbour, dismissed police officer Toni Sweeting, 27, and her brother, 33-year-old Delano Sweeting.
The former policewoman and her brother, a pageant coach and franchise owner, were arraigned a week ago on the same charges when they pleaded not guilty.
Delano Sweeting has been granted $21,000 bail with two sureties and three days of reporting to the police station. However, bail was denied to his sister.
The Tribune understands the appeal on her bail rejection was filed on Monday.
In a separate application before Justice Turner yesterday, attorney Jomo Campbell argued for bail for 27-year-old Tristan Black of Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Black was given a $30,000 with two sureties, reporting conditions and the surrender of his travel documents to the court as he awaits trial in November.
On April 26, Black, 48-year-old Calvin Rolle of Pinewood Gardens and 39-year-old Kendal Hepburn of Mackey Street were arraigned in connection with the $750,000 seizure of cocaine and marijuana at Pinewood Gardens two days prior.
While Black and Rolle pleaded not guilty to the allegations, Hepburn admitted to conspiracy to possess and possession of dangerous drugs (cocaine) with intent to supply, and conspiracy to possess and possession of dangerous drugs (marijuana) with intent to supply.
Hepburn received the mandatory minimum of four years at Her Majesty’s Prison.