Mother could pay for son’s crime
A mother who stood as surety for her son is still in danger of forfeiting as much as $150 000 in bail. This could happen since her son has not appeared in court for almost a year.
Corey Andre Beckles of Baxters, St Andrew last attended court in May 2014. He was charged, along with a St James man, with possession, trafficking and intent to supply marijuana within the exclusive economic zone.
Beckles’ mother reappeared today in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Douglas Frederick.
When questioned, again the mother could not say where her son was, stating that she made an enquiry at the Belleplaine Police Station recently.
The magistrate reminded her that she had been given “long enough” to produce her son or find someone who knew of his whereabouts. This came about after the woman was asked about her daughter-in-law and could not say where she lived. The couple’s child resides with the surety.
“Right now, you have $150 000 owing to the court. I could ask you to part all or part of this but I want to exhaust all possibilities.”
The woman returns to court on August 22.