Man Faces Charges In Connection With Marijuana Seizure


Tribune Staff Reporter


A MAN was arraigned in Magistrates Court on Friday afternoon in connection with the recent marijuana seizure in South Andros.

Christopher Pratt, 66, stood before Magistrate Saboula Swain 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.

Pratt was also charged with simple possession of dangerous drugs – as cocaine was allegedly found on his person when he was arrested two days after the seizure.

The accused pleaded not guilty to all five allegations.

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.

Pratt was remanded to prison without bail but has the right to apply to the Supreme Court for a bond.

He returns to Magistrates Court on February 16, 2016 where he will stand trial on all five charges before Magistrate Andrew Forbes.

Mary Bain-Charlton is defending him against the charges.

Supt Ercell Dorsett is prosecuting the case.

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