Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Two women in court for marijuana possession

Two Trinidadian woman have appeared before a Scarborough Magistrate on allegations of possession of marijuana.

The accused are Cathy-Ann Belfon and Michelle Belfon-Hackett.

They both appeared before Magistrate Duane Murray on allegations of possession of 740 grams of marijuana.

They pleaded not guilty to the offence.

The matter was adjourned to September 31, after their station bail of $50, 000 was regularised. Police are searching for a third suspect.

The two were held on Saturday during a police exercise by officers of the Tobago Division.

According to reports, officers attached to the Tobago Division Task Force and Canine Unit executed a dangerous drug search warrant at the Beverley Hills, Bethel home of a priority offender.

Investigators said the suspect was not at home.

However, the two women were there at the time.

Officers executed the warrant, which resulted in the discovery and seizure of 740 grams of marijuana.

The two women were arrested and taken to the Crown Point Police Station where they were charged for possession of the narcotic.

The suspects were subsequently released after they secured bail with surety in the amount of $50,000.

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