Duo allegedly busted by CANU with Ecstasy pills

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Two persons who were allegedly caught by the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) with Ecstasy pills during a sting operation appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Thursday to answer a drug trafficking charge.

Samuel Bruce known as Samie Wintz, 25, of Jackson Street, Tucville and Kelder Roxana Halley, 21 of Gibson Street, Guyhoc Park, were jointly charged and pleaded not guilty.

It is alleged that they had 63 grams of Ecstasy in their possession at Halley’s house on October 15.

Bruce was represented by Attorney-at-law, Tiffany Jeffery and Halley by Bernard DaSliva.

Attorney Jeffery, in his bail application, told the court that Bruce was hired to drop off a package and had no knowledge of its contents.

Attorney DaSliva also claimed that Halley did not have the drugs in her possession and has no knowledge of any ‘transaction.’

According to DaSilva, his client only provided Bruce with a telephone number for ‘someone.’

But CANU Prosecutor, Konyo Sandiford, told the court that a CANU rank was undercover during the sting operation when Bruce handed over the drugs and that Halley was the one who set up the “drop-off.”

The Chief Magistrate released the duo on $150,000 bail each and they were ordered to return to court on November 9.

They were also ordered to report to the CANU headquarters weekly.

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