Three remanded for 813 pounds of ganja

Three men appeared in Summary Court on Monday charged with illegal landing and importation of approximately 813 pounds of ganja. 

The Jamaican defendants are Jade Fitzgerald Brown, 43; Peter Yone Perrin, 32; and Garth Anthony Stewart, 42. All are from White House in Westmoreland, Jamaica. 

Details of the charges are that the three men “and others unknown” had the ganja in their possession at sea within Cayman waters on Sunday, Oct. 25. They are further charged with landing without permission of an immigration officer at the Rum Point dock on Sunday, Oct. 25. 

None of the men had an attorney. One indicated a desire to enter pleas, but Magistrate Valdis Foldats suggested that they might wish to apply for legal aid because of the seriousness of the charges. 

No disclosure bundles were available to the defendants at this early date, as the men were arrested in West Bay on Friday, Oct. 30. 

The magistrate remanded them in custody until Tuesday, Nov. 10. He also urged that any legal aid application be dealt with urgently.