Enquiries ongoing, police say
Four men appeared in Summary Court on Thursday in connection with the supply of illegal drugs at bar/restaurant establishments in George Town and along West Bay Road.
Tel Bruce Andre Powdar, 28, faces four charges of supplying cocaine, one charge of being concerned in the supplying of cocaine, and five charges of supplying MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy. The charges relate to incidents between 3 February and 15 April. Ganish Dudnath, 25, faces one charge relating to the supply of cocaine, on 22 January.
Garfield Hugh Silburn, 43, was accused of five different supply charges between 17 January and 13 May.
Four charges against Aaron James Bush, 31, related to incidents between 2 March and 16 April.
Few details were revealed in court and a press release from police on Friday stated, “Enquiries are ongoing at this time.”
Some of the charges state that the alleged supply occurred “at” the named premises, while others indicate “in the vicinity of” the named establishment. One incident allegedly occurred in a car park.
Mr. Bush did not have an attorney and Magistrate Valdis Foldats advised him to speak to someone because of the seriousness of the matter. Defence Attorneys Lloyd Samson and John Furniss made bail applications on behalf of the other three men.
Crown Counsel Elisabeth Lees objected to bail, explaining the Mr. Powdar and Mr. Dudnath are Surinamese and the Crown did not have their passports.
Her objection to bail for Mr. Silburn was because of a likelihood that he would commit new offences. She said he and Mr. Bush are Caymanian.
For Mr. Dudnath, the single quantity alleged was 0.734 gram.
For Mr. Powdar, there was one charge involving an unspecified quantity of cocaine, while the others ranged from 0.168 to 0.829 gram. The specified quantities of ecstasy ranged between .586 and 1.48 grams.
In the charges against Mr. Silburn, the specified quantities were 0.487, 1.02 and 1.55 grams.
Mr. Bush is accused of supplying .332 gram, 1.31 gram, 1.31 gram and an unspecified quantity of cocaine.
The magistrate remanded all four men in custody until Thursday, 2 June, when their matters were scheduled for mention again.