Police Station Wedding Groom Faces Drug Charges

Kendrick Tinker

Kendrick Tinker


Tribune Staff Reporter


TWO days after being allowed to marry his bride in the Central Police Station, a Freeport resident appeared in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on charges in connection with a $50,000 marijuana seizure.

Kendrick Tinker, 35, of Banyan Lane stood before Magistrate Andrew Forbes of Court No. 8 to be charged with possession of forged currency on March 7.

It is claimed that he had 33 (US) $20 notes on his person, all bearing the serial number IF93534746F, knowing them not to be genuine.

Tinker pleaded not guilty to this charge.

Tinker, with 28-year-old Devon Rolle, of McQuay Street, and 36-year-old Elvardo Farrington, of Barraterre, Exuma, was further charged with conspiracy to possess and possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply.

The charges were also alleged to have been committed on March 7.

On the day in question, around 7am, police mobile division officers were on patrol at Potter’s Cay Dock when they saw a mailboat employee hand over a package to two men who then got into a waiting vehicle that drove off. 

Police intercepted the vehicle and upon searching, discovered the package containing 50 pounds of what was suspected to be marijuana.

The three men in the vehicle were arrested and taken into police custody.

Tinker, Rolle and Farrington pleaded not guilty to the two drug charges and were informed that they would stand trial on June 5 in connection with the incident.

Magistrate Forbes told them that the question of bail did not arise as the court did not have the jurisdiction to consider bail on the charges they faced.

He informed them of their right to apply for bail to the Supreme Court.

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