Four more in court for Brac ganja

One man released without charge, police confirm

Four more men appeared in Summary Court on Friday morning in connection with 185.5 pounds of ganja recovered in Cayman Brac on Sept. 27.

Three of the defendants, Noel Alexander Samuels, 46, Derrick Antonio Adlam, 49, and Glenval George Grant, 46, have addresses in Westmoreland, Jamaica.

They are charged with importing 185.5 pounds of ganja into the Cayman Islands in the vicinity of Tiara Beach, Cayman Brac.

A second charge alleges that they supplied the ganja to Jason McCoy that same day.

Defense attorney John Furniss did not make any bail application for the men. Magistrate Valdis Foldats remanded them in custody until Oct. 10.

The fourth man in court was Jarel O’Brian McCoy, 23. He is charged with being concerned in the importation of ganja and being concerned in the possession of ganja with intent to supply.

Crown counsel Candia James told the court that police were not objecting to bail for this defendant. The magistrate granted bail with conditions that include residence at an address on Cayman Brac; reporting to police; a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.; and a surety of $1,500.

He is to have his charges mentioned again when the Summary Court next sits on the Brac on Oct. 24.

On Wednesday, Jason Phelps McCoy and Andrez Andrade Anderson appeared in court charged with being concerned in the importation of the ganja and possession with intent to supply. They are also to return to court on Oct. 10.

Police confirmed on Thursday that another man, 21, has been released without charge. A press release issued soon after the incident said three Caymanian nationals and four Jamaican nationals had been arrested and detained following the interception of a boat carrying drugs off the coast of Cayman Brac.

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