Businessman DaCosta Alexander Brathwaite was granted $220,000 bail with two sureties when he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court on two drug related offences this morning.
And while the 53-year-old managing director of D’s Mega Styles who lives at No. 2 Chelston Gardens, St Michael was able to return to his home until January 24, 2019 his co accused, Jamaican fisherman George Washington Williams was not so lucky. Williams was remanded to HMP Dodds.
The two are accused of doing acts preparatory for the purpose of trafficking cannabis and conspiring with another person to traffic cannabis on December 20.
The illicit substance in question is said to weigh 49 kilogrammes and has an estimated $440,000 street value.
The accused were not required to plead to the indictable charges when they appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick.
Brathwaite was represented by attorneys Queen Counsel Michael Lashley, Dayna Taylor-Lavine and Romain Marshall while Williams was represented by Harry Husbands.