Mother, father, daughter-in-law charged with drug trafficking

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Three members of a North Ruimveldt, Georgetown family was on Monday charged for drug trafficking and was remanded to prison by Magistrate Judy Latchman.

Keith Barker, 64, and his wife Cheryl Barker, 56, along with their daughter-in-law Loretta Chisholm were jointly charged for having 42 kilograms 500 grams of cannabis on September 21 at Lot 2926 North Ruimveldt.

They pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Mrs. Barker was charged for having 628 grams of cannabis on the same day for the purpose of trafficking; Chisholm was charged for having 1 kilograms of cannabis on the day in question.

Both women pleaded not guilty to the separate charges.

Attorney-at-law Dexter Todd told the court that his three clients do not have knowledge of the drugs.

Todd told the court that on the day in question, the only family member who was not home during the police search was not was Barker’s son Keith King.

King, the attorney noted came home after the search and turned himself over to the police and had admitted ownership of the drugs.

Police Prosecutor Quinn Harris objected to bail citing the seriousness of the charges.

According to Harris on the day in question ranks from the Police Narcotics Branch went to the defendants’ home and conducted a search.

Over 42 kilos of cannabis was found in a barrel in the house, while a bag of cannabis was found in Mrs. Barker room.

A further search found more suspect cannabis hidden in a bag in Chisholm bedroom.

Magistrate Latchman remanded the trio to prison until October 1.

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