Barbadian entertainer Betty Alicia Griffith Payne has been offered bail in the amount of $300,000 following an appearance before Madam Justice Jaqueline Cornelius in the No.5 Supreme Court this week.
Barbados TODAY understands that the release of the 38-year-old, of Lot No 8, Apartment No. 1, West Terrace Heights, is now pending once the necessary paperwork is finalized.
As part of her bail conditions she had to surrender all travel documents and must now report to a police station.
Payne is jointly charged with her 35-year-old sister Marie Alexa Griffith, of Phillips Road, Cleavers Hill, St Joseph, and Guyanese national Kwanza Ezra Canterbury, with unlawful possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and conspiracy to traffic 12 kilos of cocaine.
The two women face an additional charge of handling the cocaine.
The offences were allegedly committed between November 7 and 10 at West Terrace Heights, St James, and Mason Hall Street, St Michael.
This week, Griffith was also granted bail in the sum of $200,000 but is also awaiting clearance from the court. She also had to surrender her travel documents and report to a police station but unlike her sister she will be forced to adhere to a daily curfew once released.
However, Canterbury is to remain in prison for Christmas as he had earlier pleaded guilty to possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of one kilo of cannabis, valued at $8,000 and is currently serving a six-month prison term.
The trio, who appeared in the Holetown Magistrates’ Court yesterday, returns to court on January 8.