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Pair Accused Over Marijuana Seizure

Dwayne Henderson, 46, left, and Carl Spencer, 40, right, outside court yesterday where they faced charges relating to the seizure of more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana in South Andros last month.

Dwayne Henderson, 46, left, and Carl Spencer, 40, right, outside court yesterday where they faced charges relating to the seizure of more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana in South Andros last month.

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

TWO men were arraigned in Magistrate’s Court on Monday in connection with a recent marijuana seizure in South Andros.

Dwayne Henderson, 46, and Carl Spencer, 40, stood before Magistrate Andrew Forbes on four charges concerning the October 24 incident: possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply, importation of dangerous drugs, conspiracy to import dangerous drugs and conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with intent to supply.

Their alleged accomplice, 46-year-old Christopher Pratt, was arraigned last Friday on the same charges.

Like Pratt, Henderson and Spencer denied the allegations when called on to enter a plea to the charges.

According to police, at about 7am on the day in question, Drug Enforcement Unit officers assisted by the Police Marine Unit found a 30-foot go fast vessel and searched it, resulting in the discovery of more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana.

“The charges before the court are not ones where the court has the jurisdiction to consider bail,” the magistrate said before denying bail.

He advised the accused men of their right to “make an application to the Supreme Court, but until such time you are remanded into custody until your trial.”

Henderson, Spencer, and Pratt return to Magistrate’s Court on February 16, 2016 to stand trial.

Henderson is represented by Ian Cargill and Spencer by Roberto Reckley.

Mary Bain-Charlton is defending Pratt against his charges.

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