Two drug accused granted bail

Two St John residents were today granted $2,500 bail each, after pleading not guilty to having $85 worth of cannabis in their possession on December 17.

Mitchell Ken Oneal Lewis, 45, of Clifton Hall, and Tysia Nadiera Goddard, 23, of Sargeant Street, both denied the charge when they appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.

However, while there was no objection to bail for Goddard, Lewis had to fight for his freedom as there was an outstanding warrant for his non appearance at court in connection with other charges.

But Lewis explained to the magistrate that he was incarcerated at the time.

“I never miss a court date Sir. When I was in jail I never went to court, never get a date and when I went home I never got a warrant or summons,” Lewis said in a desperate plea for bail.

He further explained that he was in prison from May 2014 until November 2016.

“Sir let’s be reasonable . . . you know me Sir I [would] never miss your court date. Give me a chance,” Lewis added.

A check was then made with prison officials who confirmed the accused man’s story before he was released.

Lewis and Goddard return to court on March 28.

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