Bail granted for two men on drug possession charges


Tribune Court Reporter


TWO MEN were granted bail in court yesterday after they were accused of having over 400 pills of illicit drugs.

Patrick Carey, 29, and Desmond Smith, Jr, 18, appeared before Magistrate Shaka Serville on charges of possession of dangerous drugs and two counts of possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply. Carey was represented by Attorney Raquel Huyler and Smith was represented by Murrio Ducille, KC.

It is alleged that around 1pm on March 25, officers acting on a search warrant entered a residence in Emerald Gardens off Cowpen Road. There, the two defendants were arrested after an alleged 428 pills of methamphetamine and amphetamines were uncovered by authorities, as well as 12 grams of Indian Hemp.

Mr Ducille submitted that his client was only visiting the residence at the time, which Carey also confirmed. Both defendants pleaded not guilty.

Bail was granted to Carey at $5,000 on condition he sign in at Western Police Station every Monday and Friday by 7pm. Smith’s bail was set at $4,000.

The case was adjourned to June 27.

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