Tony Esprit, Avondale James, Theodore Williams, Maydine Williams and Melissa Blaize were all jointly charged with possession of cannabis, cultivation of 40 cannabis trees, and possession 7 rounds of live 9mm rounds with no license.
They were also charged possession of .38 ammunition spent shells, possession of 20 live rounds of 12 gauge ammunition, and possession of one Webby .95 Revolver with no license to have the said items in their possessions.
All of the defendants pled not guilty to all the charges, when they faced Roseau Magistrate Candia George at the Roseau Magistrate’s Court on Thursday April 12th.
In addition Tony Williams received an additional charge of possession of cannabis, which he pled not guilty to.
The defendants were currently on bail in the sum of $50,000 each with the exception of Ms. Maydine Williams who was granted station bail to the sum of $15,000.
A proper bail application with a valid surety has been set for Friday April 13th, at the Roseau Magistrate’s Court for Ms. Williams.
All defendants are from the community of Grand Bay, and are represented by Counsel Zena Dyer.
In more court news; Ms. Hetty Henderson of Pichelin trial will commence of September 27th 2012.
Ms. Henderson was charged with having exposed commodities for sale, outside the perimeters of the Roseau Market without a vending license, while the market was open for business.
The items in question were; passion fruits, kenips, and pears among others, which the defendant had for sale on Old Street Roseau.
Ms. Henderson eagerly pled not guilty to the charge before it was read, to the amusement of the court, which she again pled not guilty after the clerk of the court read the charge.