Inagua man on $30k bail for cocaine possession


Tribune Court Reporter


A MAN was granted $30,000 bail in court yesterday after allegedly being found with $100,000 worth of cocaine uncovered on a mailboat in Inagua earlier this year.

Cormardo Seymour, 24, of Matthew Town, Inagua, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson Pratt. There he faced charges of possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply and conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with intent to supply.

Seymour’s co-accused, Clayvone Seymour, 57, and James Dean, 66, were previously arraigned on this same matter in late January.

It is alleged that on January 21 in Inagua, the accused men were found by police with 11.25 lbs of cocaine. A search of their mailboat uncovered the drugs, which have an estimated street value of $100,000, in a freezer box concealed under seafood items.

In court, Seymour pleaded not guilty to the charges. Prosecutor ASP Davis had no objection to bail, but asked that conditions be attached.

Bail of $30,000 with one or two sureties was granted to each accused on condition they sign in at Matthew Town Police Station every Monday and Wednesday by 7pm.

The accused are expected to return to court in Nassau for their trial dates on September 12, 13 and 14.

In a separate matter, Sylvano Georges, 42 and Charline Charles, 33, stood before Magistrate Samuel McKinney on a charge of possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply.

On March 5 in New Providence the two were arrested after Georges was found with 4oz of Indian hemp in his possession.

While Charles pleaded not guilty to the charge, Georges pleaded guilty to the offence and admitted to sole ownership of the drugs. The male defendant then begged the court for the opportunity to keep his record clean.

After withdrawing the charges against Charles, the magistrate reduced the charge to simple possession for the remaining defendant. As such Georges was fined $400 for the charge or risk three months in prison. He was further told the $265 cash seized during his arrest is to remain forfeited to the crown.

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