Thursday 13 August, 2020

Accountant and landscaper out on $135K bail

An accountant and a landscaper, on a number of drug-related charges were granted a combined bail of $135 000 when they appeared in the District A Magistrate's Court earlier this week.

Dale Orlando Nicholls of Scotts Terrace, Grazettes, St Michael; an accountant at the Central Bank of Barbados and Corrie Randolph Walkes of Lowlands Park, Christ Church are both accused of possessing, possessing with intent to supply and possessing with intent to traffic $30,000 worth of cannabis on April 20.

Nicholls pleaded guilty to the charges but Walkes did not.

The drugs were discovered after police intercepted a vehicle the two occupied. Allegedly a bag containing the substance was thrown out of the vehicle.

Nicholls faces separate indictable charges of possession, possession with intent to supply and possession with intent to traffic. 

According to police, after a search warrant was executed at Nicholls' residence on April 20, 20 packages of cannabis weighing 158 pounds, with an estimated value $316 000, were found.

No plea was taken in the indictable charges. 

When he appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick, Walkes was granted $15 000 bail and must report to the Oistins Police Station every Wednesday by 10 a.m.  Nicholls was granted $120 000 bail and is expected to return to court on May 7 for sentencing.

Both men are also expected to return to Court on September 16 in relation to the indictable matter.  As part of the condition of his bail, Nicholls must report to the Black Rock Police Station every Wednesday before 10 a.m.

Both must apply to the court if they wish to leave the island.

Walkes was represented by counsel Dave Porter, while Mohia Ma'at is appearing on behalf of Nicholls.

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