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April 11, 2014
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Brothers involved in lottery scam offered bail
Christopher Thomas, STAR Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:

Two St James men, arrested after reportedly found with items believed to be used in the lottery scam, were offered bail in the sum of $250,000 each when they appeared before the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Twenty-four-year-old Gavon Davis and his 22-year-old brother, Kevon Davis, of a Rose Heights address, Montego Bay, are charged with possession of contact information and possession of ganja. They had their case set for mention on July 29.

Allegations are that, on March 25, a police team went to the Davis' house in Rose Heights with a warrant and conducted a search of the property. During the search, 40 lead sheets with overseas contact information were reportedly found hidden in a bag.

It is further alleged that, when the police attempted to arrest Gavon Davis, he hit one of the officers in the face and had to be subdued. Both brothers were subsequently arrested and charged.

Yesterday, in making bail application for the Davis brothers, defence attorney Charles Sinclair said the house where they were arrested had previously been accessed by other persons.

"The house is accessible by several persons, and the items (lead sheets) were not found in either of the rooms occupied by either of the brothers," lawyer Sinclair told presiding magistrate Carolyn Tie. "Conditions of bail can be attached, and they will attend court," Sinclair added.

The court was told that three months would be needed for the prosecution to complete its case-file.

"They are offered bail in the sum of $250,000 each, with three sureties, and they will report to the Mount Salem Police Station every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.," said RM Tie, before setting the case for mention on July 29.

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