One Admits Drug Charges, Three Others Accused

Enoch Adderley, 23; Felix Wallace, 37; Jerreo Coakley, 32; Cordero Johnson, 27.

Enoch Adderley, 23; Felix Wallace, 37; Jerreo Coakley, 32; Cordero Johnson, 27.


Tribune Staff Reporter


ONE of four men arraigned yesterday for the recent seizure of $450,000 worth of cocaine at the Lynden Pinding International Airport pleaded guilty to multiple drug related offences during his initial appearance in Magistrates’ Court.

Cordero Johnson, 27, Enoch Adderley, 23, Felix Wallace, 37, and Jerreo Coakley, 32, stood before Magistrate Andrew Forbes facing three charges: possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply, conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with intent to supply and conspiracy to export dangerous drugs with intent to supply.

Johnson and Adderley were additionally charged with taking preparatory steps to export dangerous drugs on March 9.

According to reports, two adult males travelling to the United States were detained by United States Customs and Border Patrol officials at the US Pre-Clearance Departure Lounge following the discovery of just over 65 pounds of cocaine in their luggage. The men were handed over to the police for further questioning.

In court yesterday, Johnson pleaded guilty to all of the charges while his alleged accomplices denied the allegations.

The latter trio, who were denied bail, will stand trial on May 22 and will be defended by attorneys Ian Cargill, Crystal Rolle and Tonique Lewis.

Johnson’s lawyer, Krysta Mason-Smith, asked the magistrate for a short adjournment of sentencing concerning her client. The magistrate agreed and told Johnson that he would be remanded to the Department of Correctional Services until March 18.

Johnson could face a possible fine and up to seven years imprisonment when he returns to court.

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