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Delay In $2m Drug Trial

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

THE trial of three men accused of being involved in a $2m drug smuggling plot has been pushed delayed by three months.

Devard Dames, Randolph Mackey and Norris Neely were scheduled to stand trial yesterday before Magistrate Andrew Forbes on four charges: possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply; conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with the intent to supply; importation of dangerous drugs; and conspiracy to import dangerous drugs.

However, as the presiding magistrate is currently off the island, the matter has been adjourned to March 3.

On July 31, DEU officers intercepted a 30-foot Midnight Express boat 30 miles southwest of New Providence around 2am. A search of the vessel revealed a large quantity of marijuana with a street value of $2 million.

Dames, a 37-year-old resident of St Albans Drive, Mackey, a 39-year-old resident of Charles Drive, Faith Gardens, and Neely, a 42-year-old resident of Faith Avenue, have all denied the charges.

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