By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
TWO Biminites were arraigned in Magistrates Court yesterday in connection with last weekend’s $411,000 marijuana seizure, while a warrant of arrest was issued for their alleged accomplice who escaped police custody.
Anderro Clarke, 26, and Kareem Chea, 19, appeared before Magistrate Andrew Forbes facing two drug charges; conspiracy to possession dangerous drugs with intent to supply and possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply.
However, the third accused, 40-year-old Livingston Sulivan of Grand Bahama, was not in court to answer to the charges.
Clarke and Chea pleaded not guilty to both offences allegedly committed on October 5, 2013 at North Bimini.
On Friday evening, DEU officers spotted a vessel with its lights out heading south of Alice Town at high speed.
When the suspects saw the police vessel, they sped off in the opposite direction. Police were unable to catch them.
The officers remained in the area until morning and while “making checks” of the northern side of Bimini, they noticed fresh footprints on the shore in East Wells, North Bimini.
Officers followed the foot prints that led them to three men sitting under a tree with a number of bags filled with what is believed to be marijuana around them. The men ran into nearby bushes, but were caught a short time later.
The drugs weighed 411 pounds and have an estimated street value of $411,000.
The three suspects were taken into custody. However, one escaped custody.
Before remanding the two accused to her Majesty’s Prison to await trial on March 24, 2014, Magistrate Forbes issued a warrant of arrest for the third accused listed on court dockets.
ASP Ercell Dorsett is prosecuting the case.