Police Corporal and Fisherman Facing Drug Charges, Granted Bail 

Soldier Caught, Cocaine Possession
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Jamaica Crime News: A 41-year-old police Corporal and a 51-year-old fisherman who were both arrested and charged for breaches of the dangerous drugs act on Friday, November 9,  we’re both granted bail when they appeared in Court on Friday morning, November 16.

The accused Jermaine Merril Powell,  Police Corporal attached to the Hunts Bay station of Rocky Point, Clarendon, and his co-accused, Steve Ray Maxam, otherwise called “Guava Ray” fisherman of the said address, were both charged for Possession of Cocaine, Dealing in Cocaine, Use of Conveyance, Money Laundering and Conspiracy.

Corporal Powell was granted bail in the sum of $1.5 million, while Maxam was granted bail in the sum of $500,000.

Both men are to report to the Lionel Town Police Station and were ordered to return to court on Friday, March 15, 2019.

Reports are that about 4:20 p.m. on Friday, November 9,  a team of officers attached to the Narcotics Division intercepted a Toyota ProBox motor car along a section of the Porus main road in Manchester.

The vehicle which was being driven by Corporal Powell was searched and one kg of white powdery substance resembling cocaine and cash amounting to JA$1 million was found concealed in the trunk of the vehicle underneath a spare tire.

Powell and Maxam who was the sole passenger in the vehicle were both arrested and charged.

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