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Trio charged with drugs offences

Two men and a woman have been accused of conspiring to supply a controlled drug.

Appearing in Magistrates’ Court this morning, Ryan Willingham-Walker, Roberto Marques and Lindsay Griffiths were charged with conspiring with others in Bermuda and elsewhere to supply a controlled drug between a date unknown and November 17 last year.

Mr Willingham-Walker, 33, and Ms Griffiths, 34, both of Paget, were also charged with possessing cannabis intended for supply, possessing cannabis, having a metal grinder, having a black digital scale and having cash that represented in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, the proceeds of crime, in Paget on November 17 last year.

Mr Willingham-Walker was also charged with possessing cannabis in Paget on the same date.

Meanwhile, 40-year-old Mr Marques, of Pembroke, also faced charges of possessing cocaine intended for supply in an increased penalty zone in Pembroke, namely within 300 metres of Saltus Grammar School, another charge of possessing cocaine intended for supply, having a digital scale and having cash representing the proceeds of criminal conduct on November 17 last year.

None of the defendants were required to enter pleas because the charges are indictable and must be heard in the Supreme Court.

According to prosecutor Karen King, the charges concerned a total of 118.41 grams of cocaine, valued at $31,375, and 135.95g of cannabis, with a street value of $6,750.

Furthermore, Ms King told the court that a total of $21,125 in cash were seized.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo set bail at $20,000 with a like surety for Mr Marques. Mr Willingham-Walker and Ms Griffiths were granted $10,000 bail each with a like surety.

Mr Tokunbo also ordered that all of defendants report to Hamilton Police Station three times a week, surrender their travel documents and not leave the jurisdiction without permission from the courts.

The matter was set down for the March arraignments session in the Supreme Court.

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