Shaun Smith, a boat captain who was charged for having 230.3 grams of cannabis in a Kentucky Fried Chicken box will stand trial on the 9th December, 2009.
During court this morning, Smith’s Lawyer Duane Jean Baptiste agreed to the suggested date with the Crown, informing the court that the substance has since been tested.
Smith, 27, has been working with Smith’s Ferry for the last ten years.
It is alleged that on April 20th, 2009 around 1:30 pm the accused arrived at the Road Town Ferry Terminal from St. Thomas via Smith’s Ferry as a crew member. He then went to the Custom’s bench to declare two buckets of KFC chicken and a pack of pampers.
Upon inspection of the buckets, Customs Officer Glen Hodge who inspected the same, found a ziplock bag containing a quantity of what appeared to be cannabis at the bottom of each bucket.
Smith was then asked by the officer what the vegetable matters were and according to Prosecution, he blatantly denied having knowledge of drugs.
“It’s weed but I know nothing about it. A woman from St. Thomas gave me the two buckets to give to somebody here.” He was later arrested and charged for the offence.
Smith remains on bail. He was granted $50,000.00 bail signed with one surety during his first court appearance.
by: BVI Platinum News