Duo remanded

Two young men on joint drug charges were remanded to prison today, but for different periods.

Melenik Marcus Armstrong, 19, and Shakier Adika Edwards, 20, both of Mount Hillaby, St Andrew appeared before Magistrate Ian Weekes charged with having a combined total of 40 kilogrammes of cannabis in their possession.

Melenik Marcus Armstrong (left) and Shakier Adika Edwards (right).

They face two counts of possession of cannabis, two counts of possession of a trafficable quantity of cannabis, two counts of possession with intent to supply, and one count of cultivation of cannabis.

They pleaded not guilty to the charges when they appeared in the District ‘D’ Magistrates’ Court.

Police Prosecutor Sergeant Derwin Thompson objected to bail for the two men based on the nature and seriousness of the offences and the quantity of the drugs involved.

Edwards was remanded to HMP Dodds until June 7, while his co-accused Armstrong will spend the next 28 days on remand as a result of a separate indictable charge. It is alleged that he had a firearm in his possession as well as ammunition without valid licences to do so.

He is scheduled to make his second appearance before the court on July 4.

23 Responses to Duo remanded

  1. Keith Forde
    Keith Forde May 30, 2017 at 7:12 am

    THESE YOUNG MEN WANT FAST MONEY AT ANY COST,THEY ARE NOT INTERESTED IN THE 7–4 OR THE 9–5 JOB.IT JUST DONT CUT IT FOR THEM,

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  2. Taurus Bull
    Taurus Bull May 30, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Marijuana is a plant and this system needs to stop remanding for such pettiness .I would preferred to have these two by my side any day than to have the robbers and murderers that waiting until you finished work to pounced on you.

    Reply
    • Gail Agard Wallace
      Gail Agard Wallace May 30, 2017 at 7:59 am

      I see where u and going with that. But most of the time, the robbers, need drug money.

      Reply
    • Taurus Bull
      Taurus Bull May 30, 2017 at 8:05 am

      Robbers most of the time needs party money,Clothes ,Alcohol and Food for them or their children.

      Reply
    • Jasper Stone
      Jasper Stone May 30, 2017 at 8:25 am

      A lot of laws are outdated if alcohol is legal which is far more dangerous than maraijuna then the system has brainwashed people

      Reply
    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor May 30, 2017 at 8:48 am

      D law is d law… Abide by it… They were trying for quick money and a name in d game….

      Reply
    • Taurus Bull
      Taurus Bull May 30, 2017 at 9:31 am

      The law is the law and people still bulling and I don’t see nobody getting remanded for doing it. Furthermore they ain’t too far from the station.

      Reply
    • Lester Carter
      Lester Carter May 30, 2017 at 10:01 am

      it aint worth it

      Reply
    • Lester Carter
      Lester Carter May 30, 2017 at 10:02 am

      obey the law the love of money is the root of all evil

      Reply
    • Taurus Bull
      Taurus Bull May 30, 2017 at 10:43 am

      This issue is not about disobedience to the law,this is about abusing the power of the law. What remand what !! They can be punished but why remand for pettiness when people walking free for doing worse.

      Reply
  3. Carlos Mason
    Carlos Mason May 30, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Young men wasting their lives.

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  4. kathy-Ann Clarke May 30, 2017 at 8:10 am

    The two of them want lashes.
    Still in their prime and being involved in such activities.
    SMH…

    Reply
  5. BRAD May 30, 2017 at 8:18 am

    lester vaughan past students boii

    Reply
  6. seagul May 30, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Such shameless Laws we have; and yet ’tis true,
    There are as mad to be abandon’d, critics too.
    The book-full blockheads, ignorantly read,
    With Loads of learned lumber in his head,
    Chase those crazy bald heads…..

    Reply
  7. Dave Person
    Dave Person May 30, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Fast money? Lol. Please explain what is there for a young man to sell for a living?

    Reply
  8. Veronica A. Piggott
    Veronica A. Piggott May 30, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Is this Messy

    Reply
  9. The African
    The African May 30, 2017 at 10:16 am

    The Financial Crimes committed in The Caribbean everyday ECLIPSE the issue of Marijuana.

    Shell companies, tax haven and money laundering schemes are rife in the Caribbean but nobody goes to jail or get’s prosecuted for that. Billions in dirty money from foreign nations get washed through Caribbean tax havens and this chronic attempt to institutionalize young Black people over Marijuana is comical at best.

    Reply
  10. The African
    The African May 30, 2017 at 10:16 am

    England was the biggest drug trafficker and look what they did to to Barbados. Not even an apology constantly demonizing black People when England
    Is the true monster

    Reply
  11. Mhizz Firstlady Hinds
    Mhizz Firstlady Hinds May 30, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Shotta Prince

    Reply
  12. Shotta Prince
    Shotta Prince May 30, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Shamar Edwards

    Reply
  13. Fabian Medford
    Fabian Medford May 30, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Bajans always fast to condem,once it is weed or a psv anything else is ok

    Reply
  14. Shamar Edwards
    Shamar Edwards May 30, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Freedom is a must cuzzs ya all going b good

    Reply
  15. Kadeem June 3, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    You’ll talking all over your faces what the hell you’ll want them to do when job loss is on a high and taxes rising ever minute the PM buying new vehicles and people aren’t hiring.

    Reply

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