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Defence Force officer charged

  • Marvin Poitier (front center) and Royal Bahamas Defence Force officer Brian Andrew Young (back row in pink) were both charged in court yesterday. AHVIA J. CAMPBELL

Guardian Staff Reporter

Published: May 04, 2013

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A Defence Force officer and a civilian were charged yesterday with conspiracy to possesss cocaine with intent to supply.

Brian Andrew Young, the officer, and Marvin Poitier were charged before Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethell.

Young was charged with possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply.

It is alleged that Young was found in possession of the drugs on Wednesday in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

Both men were charged with conspiracy to possesss dangerous drugs with intent to supply.

The drugs weighed 2.2 pounds.

Young and Poitier pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The magistrate pointed out that the court does not have the jurisdiction to grant bail and both men were remanded to Her Majesty’s Prisons.

The matter was adjourned to October 10, 2013 at 10 a.m.

According to police, DEU officers on Grand Bahama conducted a search of a Defence Force officer who was getting on a flight at the airport.

Police said they arrested the officer after they found two dark taped packages of cocaine in a black knapsack in his possession.


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