Three plead to Brac ganja charges

Sentencing adjourned pending social inquiry reports for two

Three men charged with importing 185.5 pounds of ganja into Cayman Brac on Sept. 27 in the vicinity of Tiara Beach have entered variations of a guilty plea.

The three are Noel Alexander Samuels, 46, Derrick Antonio Adlam, 49, and Glenval George Grant, 46. All have addresses in Westmoreland, Jamaica.

Samuels pleaded guilty. Grant pleaded “guilty with explanation,” but no explanation was given. Both defendants were represented by attorney Nicholas Dixey, who said his instructions were that the venture was organized by another person and the three men were given buckets.

Magistrate Valdis Foldats asked if Mr. Dixey was suggesting that they were couriers and the attorney agreed.

Crown counsel Neil Kumar said the third defendant’s plea was still being reviewed. Adlam on a previous occasion pleaded not guilty to importing 185.5 pounds, but guilty to 20 pounds.

Attorney John Furniss asked for some answer from crown counsel by next week and Adlam’s charge was adjourned until Nov. 26.

The magistrate ordered social inquiry reports for Samuels and Grant. He set their sentencing for Jan. 30.

Two Cayman Brac residents charged with being concerned in the importation of the ganja will have their matters mentioned again on Dec. 3.