By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
TWO WOMEN and one man are in police custody after they were discovered with nearly $100,000 worth of marijuana on Thursday afternoon.
According to reports, shortly after 2.30pm, a team of officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) were on an operation in the Carmichael Road area when they conducted a search of a silver Nissan driven by an adult female. During the search, officers discovered two suitcases each containing a large amount of marijuana.
The woman was taken into custody. Officers then took her to her home at Golden Isles Road, where they conducted a search and found a shopping bag containing a quantity of marijuana.
An adult female and male were also arrested at the home. The estimated weight of the drugs is 92 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to contact police immediately.
This bust comes four days after police seized $1.4m worth of marijuana following an early morning operation in the quiet community of Pikkano Properties, off Tonique Williams Highway.
According to a preliminary reports DEU officers, acting on intelligence, went to a rental property at the rear of the community around 9.15am where they found two Bahamian males with 1,389 pounds of marijuana at various stages of packaging.
Dennis Earnest, 41, and Dundas Munnings, 34, were charged on Tuesday of conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with intent to supply and in fact possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply in relatiuon to the seizure. Munnings faced an additional count of the latter charge concerning a lesser amount of Indian hemp allegedly found in his possession.They deny the charges.