U.S. resident caught with marijuana granted $40,000 bail

A Barbadian man with United States residency was granted $40,000 bail with one surety when he appeared before Magistrate Wayne Clarke in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ court today.

Thirty-four-year-old Damien Tobias Bend was arrested by members of the Drug Squad at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Friday, September 22.

He was charged with possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply cannabis, trafficking of cannabis and importation of cannabis.

Bend arrived on the island by air from the U.S. Having cleared immigration he proceeded to customs where a search of his suitcase revealed ten black vacuum-sealed packages each containing cannabis.

Police said the drugs weighed ten pounds with an estimated street value of $40,000.

Bend is scheduled to reappear in the District ‘B’ Magistrates’ Court on September 26.

59 Responses to U.S. resident caught with marijuana granted $40,000 bail

  1. Valentine Howell
    Valentine Howell September 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Lol what a dumb ass what he think he was on Eastern parkway labor day gone

  2. Cranberry Cox
    Cranberry Cox September 23, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    No damn common sense

  3. Albert Edwards
    Albert Edwards September 23, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Bail. They granted him bail?? !! Nuts.

  4. E Jerome Davis
    E Jerome Davis September 23, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Bend him up.

  5. Bryan Mayers
    Bryan Mayers September 23, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    No passport surrendered? We know the outcome

    • Jennifer September 23, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      Just like that Jamaican girl who jumped ship the other day. Good for them, when you but a jackass ride he.

  6. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade September 23, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    What are you telling me he is a fool will he be able to go back to the usa he is not a usa hr is a bajan

  7. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry September 23, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Hey but the Canadian went to Dodds tho’

    • Eleanor Morgan
      Eleanor Morgan September 23, 2017 at 5:54 pm

      Fa Real Girl, lolll, i cant believe these ppl ,this is an overseas sicknesss lol, with all the searches dem does do pun us out here in America before we even see the air craft , it is very strange and amazing he even got that stuff into Bim , he had to of known some one to get hs suit case pass our very strict security checks

    • Anfaani Henry
      Anfaani Henry September 23, 2017 at 6:29 pm

      US Dollars does talk

  8. Lionel Gittens
    Lionel Gittens September 23, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Give me the high grade (Busy Signal)

  9. Rubertha Blackman
    Rubertha Blackman September 23, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Things that make you hmmm? So de Canadian gone Dodds and he was granted bail? So who he really connected to? Just wondering

  10. Diana Cummins
    Diana Cummins September 23, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Well well, three barbados now.

  11. Sue Donym September 23, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    My little story: a fine will be paid, the accused will be reprimanded and discharged. Whether a conviction is recorded will depend on the discretion of the magistrate.
    Disclaimer: all characters are fictional. Any resemblance to persons living or living high on the hog is purely coincidental. Keep watching.

  12. Ossie Moore September 23, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    What’s the big deal about BDS $40.000 of weed ? Wunna got people in buhbaydus killing people and walking away free and wunna got white people G B Ya treatening to kill black people if a white woman isn’t found safe . . .no charges filed , and wunna acting G B Ya like 10 lbs is weed is someting to worry bout .

  13. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce September 23, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Revoke his citizenship/ Visa. #HMPDODDS

  14. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner September 23, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    What a laughable third world justice system he must got connections in high places he can’t be no ordinary bottom feeder.Did court confiscate his passport not that it means anything,with right connections he can still get outta Bim passport or no passport.

    • Jacqui Marshall September 26, 2017 at 2:43 am

      Pssst….the Barbados govt wants him to go back to the States because they do not want to bear the cost of housing him for the next 2 or 3 years.

    • Jacqui Marshall September 26, 2017 at 2:45 am

      Pssst…. Fyi…the Barbados govt wants him to escape to the States because they do not want to bear the cost of housing him for the next 2 or 3 years.

  15. Jaci StJohn
    Jaci StJohn September 23, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Bail they should have locked him up

  16. Caroline Eastmond
    Caroline Eastmond September 23, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    No matter how much money them collect the country still in debt and we still feeling the pinch where does the money go

  17. Bev Clarke
    Bev Clarke September 23, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Lock him up!!!!

  18. Andrew Ward
    Andrew Ward September 23, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    I guess this is a lucrative business.,cuz people keep doing it even though they know they can do jail time..if caught..it aint worth it to me. I luv my frreedom.

  19. Jo public September 23, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Green card gone

  20. Leroy September 23, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    I guess the customs officer he wanted to process him called in sick last minute..

    • Jennifer September 23, 2017 at 6:43 pm

      Fall guy aka red herring aka diversion. After all they are bringing in some>>>>>>>>>>> working.

  21. Edwena Headley
    Edwena Headley September 23, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Its who you know i guess

  22. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley September 23, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Someone can get locked up for thieving something valued at less than $20 and this one has bail – it’s always good to have friends in the right place !!!!

  23. Charmaine Scott
    Charmaine Scott September 23, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Ya all feel de peolpe int know send he right back to bim

  24. Doreen Waithe
    Doreen Waithe September 23, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    A man steal a pack of and bread and he gone dodds

  25. Charmaine Scott
    Charmaine Scott September 23, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Let de bajans feed he

  26. Wanda Annette Haggins
    Wanda Annette Haggins September 23, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Not selling nothing never

  27. Ras Wain September 23, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Why some of wunna that talk so much. Still hide and don’t post no pictures

  28. Maria September 23, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    It said he was granted bail. There will be a court case and justice wil be served. All you all talking as though he brought regular cigarettes to Barbados. HE BROKE the law!

  29. Jennifer September 23, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    How did he escape the American immigration with all their tech????

    • Ras Wain September 25, 2017 at 10:07 pm

      Jennifer what does American immigration has to do with this, , immigration deals with persons, customs deals with objects, when someone checks luggage, it’s scanned while the individual goes through security and ready to board . If the luggage is deemed safe but contains contrband, the air/sea port is notified and the luggage is flagged for security check. This also ensures that additional charges are added when the contraband is revealed

  30. Tracy Brown
    Tracy Brown September 23, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    If them did lock him up unuh would say they feeding an housing him off tax payers money kmt so what unuh really want eeeh???

  31. Kathy Lawson
    Kathy Lawson September 23, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Why can’t we send these drug carriers back home instead of staying on the island and taxing Barbados court system. Glad they are catching people like these, time to be no tolerance for drugs or guns in their suitcases.

  32. Alex Alleyne September 23, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    I hope bail was paid in CASH.

  33. Alex Alleyne September 23, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Barbados is the New weed City.

  34. Hugh Roberta Ferguson
    Hugh Roberta Ferguson September 23, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Bajans sure must love lots of whackie tabackie….Every 2nd day someone is caught…How many do get thru as well.???

  35. Harry Watts
    Harry Watts September 23, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Why not charge the man one time $250.000. for the BRA. And send him home packing. And use the Drugs for Medical Testing.

  36. Christopher Hill
    Christopher Hill September 23, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    This weed really cheap in the U.S. Mainly because of the legality of the substance. Bring it to Barbados and the value jumps some 200 to 400%. Legalize and this won’t be happening for two reasons there will be no value if a user can grow their own. Secondly the tourist user will be experiencing the Barbados grown strains and spending much needed foreign exchange. Currently the illegal drug trade fuels corruption and crime in high and low places.

  37. Sherlene Phillips
    Sherlene Phillips September 23, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    How can a person who is a flight risk get bail…all these Americans does get off scot free

    • Leroy September 24, 2017 at 7:45 am

      $ talks bullshit walks. You need a lawyer to argue on behalf of bail and you need a guanrator to sign bail..maybe the canadian didnt hv both so she was sent dodds.

  38. Donild Trimp September 23, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    @ Jennifer –
    You too smart for me.

    All suitcases leaving American boarding ports are scanned.

    All smart travelers knows this by now.

  39. Dianne Barker
    Dianne Barker September 24, 2017 at 2:39 am

    Another idiot is caught with drugs.

  40. Kay Critchlow
    Kay Critchlow September 24, 2017 at 3:31 am

    Why not confiscate fine and return home simple as that . Waste of tax payers money taking them through court etc .

    • Sue Donym September 24, 2017 at 6:31 am

      On what authority would he be fined and ordered out of the country if not via the courts @Kay Critchlow?

  41. Charles Zavier Fields
    Charles Zavier Fields September 24, 2017 at 3:59 am

    Barbados like it is a drug hole everybody getting catch with something, ah wonder if they cah catch we NIS and INCOME TAX.

  42. Javier Maynard
    Javier Maynard September 24, 2017 at 6:54 am

    Y’all be acting like this new.

  43. Doriel Skinner
    Doriel Skinner September 24, 2017 at 7:24 am

    One had ten the other twenty- two. One goes to jail the other gets bail. Both charges in my opinion smells the same. So how was this broken down again? Is this our system at it’s best again? Just asking.

  44. Michael Depeiza September 24, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Move to Massachusetts just about everyone have that crap growing in the house or in the back yard depends on the weather.

  45. Patricia Taitt
    Patricia Taitt September 24, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Money talks also. Bribe!

  46. Charmaine Gulstone
    Charmaine Gulstone September 24, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Wait doah how come he was granted bail what so special bout he

  47. pearl carrington September 25, 2017 at 12:57 am

    Why are US and Canadian customs knowingly and wilfully permitting passengers transporting illegal drugs to board flights destined for Barbados?? Why aren’t these passengers being detained, arrested, charged, tried and sent to prison within their own country??? If it is a criminal offense to transport illegal drugs into a country, then it must be a criminal offense to transport illegal drugs out of a country??? Barbados can ill afford the expense of maintaining foreign prisoners; unless of course, they are rich and famous….Miss P

    • Ras Wain September 25, 2017 at 10:15 pm

      Because they would have to unload the plane and delay the flight, causing inconvenience and extra charges for the AIRLINES to schedule changes,

  48. The Negrocrat September 25, 2017 at 5:47 am

    I bet he has the right connections in Barbados.
    Maybe he was not supposed to be arrested.


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