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Woman charged with importing cannabis

A 27-year-old Pembroke woman has been charged with importing more than 5½ kilograms of cannabis.

Appearing in Magistrates’ Court this morning, Greta Lightbourne was also charged with possessing the drugs, which were intended for supply, in St George’s.

The offences allegedly happened on November 13 last year and involved 5,588.4 grams of the drug, which would have had a street value of $268,325, according to prosecutor Nicole Smith.

Ms Lightbourne was not required to enter pleas because the charges are indictable and must be heard in Supreme Court.

Magistrate Tyrone Chin granted $20,000 with a like surety on the condition that Ms Lightbourne surrender her travel documents, not leave the jurisdiction and report to police three times a week.

The matter was adjourned to the June arraignments session.

• In a separate matter, 29-year-old Jahmarley Gardiner denied importing 219.7g of cannabis and possessing those drugs with intent to supply in St George’s on November 14 last year.

The court heard that the drugs would have had a street value of $10,975.

Mr Gardiner, of Hamilton Parish, elected to be tried in Magistrates’ Court and was granted $5,000 bail with a like surety.

Conditions of the bail include surrendering his travel documents, not leaving the jurisdiction and reporting to police three times a week.

The matter was adjourned to May 17.

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