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Drug Suspects Are Remanded In Custody

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

THREE men from San Salvador were remanded to the Department of Correctional Services yesterday after being accused of conspiring to supply dangerous drugs reportedly found in their possession. 

Alexander Bowe, 20, of North Victoria Hill stood before Magistrate Constance Delancy charged with possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply, an offence that carries up to seven years imprisonment.

He pleaded not guilty to the offence and to conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with intent to supply, a charge he faced with Korrey Storr, 20, and Whitney Burrows 27, both of Sugar Loaf Hill.

It is claimed that the men committed the crimes on November 13 when 13 packets of marijuana were allegedly found in Bowe’s possession.

The men will stand trial on February 26, 2015.

They no longer face a mandatory minimum sentence of four years if convicted as the sentencing law was declared unconstitutional in September by then Supreme Court Senior Justice Jon Isaacs.

While the magistrate’s discretion in sentencing matters has been restored, she does not have the discretion to consider bail. She remanded them to the correctional facility and advised them of their right to apply to the Supreme Court for bail.

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