A man accused of having more than $1 million worth of drugs on Valentine’s Day was today remanded to HMP Dodds until March 15.
Kelvin Ricardo Callender was not required to plead to any of the six indictable charges which Magistrate Douglas Frederick read to him in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court this morning.
Callender, of #44 Wildey Gardens, St Michael, is facing one charge each of possession, trafficking and intent to supply both cocaine and cannabis.
Sergeant Neville Watson objected to bail for the landscaper on the grounds that the $1. 4 million value of the drugs was an indication of the seriousness of the offence.
The prosecutor added that he feared the accused, who had hidden the cocaine in his cellar, might abscond and that there was a need to protect the society.
However, defence counsel Satcha Kissoon felt that those grounds did not carry much weight, since there was no evidence to show that his client would reoffend given his clean record.
The lawyer therefore asked the court to grant bail to Callender, adding that sureties were available.