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July 18, 2014
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Store owner on cocaine rap denied bail

A store owner, who is accused of transporting eight and three quarter pounds of cocaine, was denied bail in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Michael Douglas is charged with possession of, dealing in, conspiracy and taking steps to export cocaine.

The Crown alleges that, on July 9, the police acting on information intercepted a white Toyota motor vehicle along Half-Way Tree Road.

The vehicle was searched and one rectangular parcel allegedly containing cocaine in a multicoloured sheet set was discovered on the back seat of the vehicle Douglas was driving.

The accused was arrested and taken into custody.

A further search of the vehicle resulted in other parcels allegedly being found concealed in fitted sheets.

When cautioned by police, Douglas told them, "mi waan talk to mi lawyer".

Senior Resident Magistrate Georgiana Fraser refused bail because the accused failed to give police a satisfactory answer to having a place of abode.

It was said that he told the police he stays at various hotels across the Corporate Area.

The matter was subsequently set for mention on August 13.

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