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20 yr. old on bail for possession of cannabis

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The Royal Anguilla Police Force on Friday 14th October, 2016 arrested and charged 20 yr. old Kervin Benjamin of The Farrington for possession of cannabis.

Benjamin who was found in possession of nine (9) dime bags or twenty-four (24) grams of cannabis was taken before the Magistrate’s Court on Monday 17th October, 2016.  He was granted bail in the sum of EC $15,000.00 bond with one surety and ordered by the Magistrate to keep the peace and be of good behavior.

He is due back in court on the Thursday 1st December, 2016 to answer to the charge.

The RAPF would like to remind the public that:

a) The defendant is entitled to a fair trial;

b) There is a presumption of innocence until proven guilty;

c) Nothing would be stated or published which would prejudice a fair trial taking place; and

d) Section 115(g) of the Criminal Code applies and which provides for an offence in respect of any person who, while a judicial proceeding is pending, makes use of any speech or writing misrepresenting such proceeding or capable of prejudicing any person in favor of or against any parties to such proceeding, or calculated to lower the authority of any person before whom the proceeding is to be held.