Two in court for Brac ganja

Five other suspects in custody as investigations continue

Two men appeared in Summary Court on Wednesday morning charged in connection with the approximately 180 pounds of ganja that turned up Sept. 27 in Cayman Brac.

Jason Phelps McCoy, 22, and Andrez Andrade Anderson, 18, are accused of being concerned in the importation of ganja and possession of ganja at Tiara Beach, South Side, with intent that it be supplied.

Attorney John Furniss appeared for both men and advised Magistrate Grace Donalds that five other males were still in custody. Crown prosecutor Candia James confirmed that investigations were ongoing.

Mr. Furniss applied for bail for both defendants.

McCoy, who is of an address in West End, Cayman Brac, was refused bail.

Anderson, who has an address in George Town, was granted bail.

The magistrate set conditions to include a surety in the sum of $2,500, a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., and the wearing of an electronic monitor.

Mr. Furniss later confirmed that no electronic monitor was available, so Anderson had to remain in custody until he could be fitted with one.

Both defendants are to return to court Oct. 10.