Thursday 1 October, 2020

Canadian sisters remanded on drug charges

Two Canadian women have been remanded to HMP Dodds on charges related to drugs valued at over BBD$200,000.

According to police, the two sisters, Caleece Whitney Schrouder, 31 years, and Kiyha Calissa Schrouder, 38 years, were held at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Saturday, August 5, after arriving on the island by air from Canada.

After clearing Immigration, they were stopped and interviewed by members of the Drug Squad. A subsequent search revealed 55 transparent, vacuum-sealed packages containing cannabis, concealed in the suitcase of Caleece Schrouder. The total weight of the cannabis was 8.7 kg, with an estimated street value of BBD$69,600. The estimated street value of the methamphetamine is BBD$420.

A further search revealed 12 methamphetamine tablets concealed in the sealed packages containing the cannabis.

A search of the luggage being carried by her sister Kiyha revealed a total of 102 transparent, vacuum-sealed packages containing cannabis, concealed in two suitcases. The value of the drugs was estimated at BBD$144,000.

The sisters were arrested and subsequently charged with unlawful possession, unlawful possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation of cannabis. Caleece was also charged with unlawful possession and importation of methamphetamine.

They appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court and were both remanded to prison to reappear in the District ‘B’ Court on August 17.

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