3 charged after NS ganja bust

Two men and one woman appeared in Summary Court on Friday afternoon facing charges related to the 1,000 pounds of ganja found in North Side on 8 February.

The defendants are Roberto Alden Jackson, 26, of West Bay; Gaeton Kilbourne, 30, who has an address in Prospect; and Sheena Minzett, 31, of West Bay.

Crown Counsel Trevor Ward asked that they continue to be remanded until Monday, 19 February, because inquiries were still ongoing. He expected they would conclude over the weekend and more charges would be brought.

Mr. Ward said the three were arrested following an operation that was mounted in the North Side area. The Crown’s case so far was that these three defendants were observed aboard a motor vessel and dumping what was subsequently retrieved and certified as ganja.

The three were intercepted at the scene, Mr. Ward told Acting Magistrate Valdis Foldats.

Defence Attorney Lloyd Samson said the matters were denied.

But no application for bail was being made that day because he wanted to wait for any additional information that would be available when the defendants next appeared in court.

All three are charged with being concerned in the importation of ganja, being concerned in the possession of ganja and being concerned in the possession of ganja with intent to supply. They are further charged with possession and possession with intent.