Two young men on joint drug charges were remanded to prison today, but for different periods.
Melenik Marcus Armstrong, 19, and Shakier Adika Edwards, 20, both of Mount Hillaby, St Andrew appeared before Magistrate Ian Weekes charged with having a combined total of 40 kilogrammes of cannabis in their possession.
They face two counts of possession of cannabis, two counts of possession of a trafficable quantity of cannabis, two counts of possession with intent to supply, and one count of cultivation of cannabis.
They pleaded not guilty to the charges when they appeared in the District ‘D’ Magistrates’ Court.
Police Prosecutor Sergeant Derwin Thompson objected to bail for the two men based on the nature and seriousness of the offences and the quantity of the drugs involved.
Edwards was remanded to HMP Dodds until June 7, while his co-accused Armstrong will spend the next 28 days on remand as a result of a separate indictable charge. It is alleged that he had a firearm in his possession as well as ammunition without valid licences to do so.
He is scheduled to make his second appearance before the court on July 4.