Duo charged after drugs found at Port

Two people, a man and woman, were granted bail today when they went before a Bridgetown court on drug charges.

Sharon Rose-ann Gooding, 49, of Bishop Gap, Gittens Road, Government Hill, St Michael; and Lionel Fernando Brathwaite, 49, of No. 8 Parish Land, Christ Church are jointly charged with conspiracy to traffic cannabis into Barbados between December 23 and 30, 2016.

Lionel Fernando Brathwaite & Sharon Rose-ann Gooding

Gooding is separately charged with possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation of cannabis. She pleaded not guilty to the offences which allegedly occurred on December 30. Brathwaite denied his trafficking charge.

The estimated four and a half pounds of cannabis were worth $18,000 and were discovered at the Bridgetown Port.

With no objections from the prosecutor, the two were each granted $10,000 bail, which they secured with individual sureties.

As a condition of their bail release, they must report to a police station every Wednesday before 10 a.m., with valid identification. Brathwaite opted to report to Oistins Police Station while Gooding chose District ‘A’ Police Station.

The two are scheduled to make their second appearance before the No. 2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on March 17.

Gooding was represented by attorney-at-law Shadia Simpson while Brathwaite’s legal counsel was Danielle Mottley.

21 Responses to Duo charged after drugs found at Port

  1. Dennis Taitt
    Dennis Taitt January 4, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Canabis is not a drug it is a plant. Where is your education? Rum is a drug. Wise up.

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    • Ser Adelphel
      Ser Adelphel January 4, 2017 at 7:43 am

      It’s a plant fundamentally, but in its transformative state it is a drug and a very innocuous one.

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    • Dennis Taitt
      Dennis Taitt January 4, 2017 at 7:44 am

      Transformative state?what is that?

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    • Ser Adelphel
      Ser Adelphel January 4, 2017 at 7:45 am

      But in reference to marijuana people use the word drug ominously to give it a negative connotation.

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    • Ser Adelphel
      Ser Adelphel January 4, 2017 at 7:48 am

      But in reference to pharmaceuticals the word drug is used positively albeit pharmaceutical drugs have the most detrimental side effects imaginable.

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    • Dennis Taitt
      Dennis Taitt January 4, 2017 at 7:48 am

      What drug are you chatting about Ser Adelphel? Please i am confused. Incorrect use or the name to describe canabis

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    • Dennis Taitt
      Dennis Taitt January 4, 2017 at 7:53 am

      Whisky brandy and all those things that are created in labs are drugs . And you and I both know that if there is a devine creator he created the canabis plant. Therefore it cannot be said that it is a drug unless it is picked and taken into a lab and the transformation is tampered with.

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    • Dennis Taitt
      Dennis Taitt January 4, 2017 at 7:59 am

      These people are ignorant to the fact. It cannot be a drug unlesd it has been tampered with. It will always get a fight because anyone that can get a seed and germanate that seed can get a plant. And people use it as a form of income. We need to expand our intelligence and wise up

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    • Ras Baracca Ellison
      Ras Baracca Ellison January 4, 2017 at 10:35 am

      smoke and get wiser? Righteousness

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    • Wayne P Hoyte
      Wayne P Hoyte January 4, 2017 at 10:42 am

      lol Wow i can see u need a class room to explain all of this. smfh

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    • Ser Adelphel
      Ser Adelphel January 4, 2017 at 11:58 am

      Dennis Taitt that’s semantics, but once it has an affects the body whether it is organic or artificially made it is a drug, if it has an affect any of the faculties of the human body ( which cannabis does ), it is a drug.

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    • Maria Leclair Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Dasilva January 4, 2017 at 1:20 pm

      It can be argued that anything which is mind altering is a drug. Weather or not it is a natural drug is what’s important. Marijuana being natural, not synthetic is a healthy drug.

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    • Veroniva Boyce
      Veroniva Boyce January 4, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      Enlighten me, Is Mount Gay XO and 1703 the finest RUM in the world a DRUG?

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    • Ser Adelphel
      Ser Adelphel January 4, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      Veroniva Boyce yes

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    • Ser Adelphel
      Ser Adelphel January 4, 2017 at 3:44 pm

      Veroniva Boyce but it astronomically more detrimental and afflictive to the body if consumed regularly or in large quantities.

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    • Kearn Williams
      Kearn Williams January 4, 2017 at 3:51 pm

      All is rum

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    • Winston January 5, 2017 at 5:07 am

      Why dont you plant it then, law is law

      Reply
  2. Lucky De Boss
    Lucky De Boss January 4, 2017 at 6:38 am

    Sharon nah man

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  3. Lennox hewitt January 4, 2017 at 7:16 am

    U right boss man tell u what u import some then since u no it’s no drug then trll the Majatric so then we no where the educarion r .

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  4. Angel Maria
    Angel Maria January 4, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Guess guns easier to hide than drugs….

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  5. Hazelanne Lewis
    Hazelanne Lewis January 4, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    All I know is. If I were to become seriously ill. I would rather use weed than all those chemicals made up by phama companies with all their side effects. I would be having weed as tea, in my food. Until my time came for me to go.

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