Defence force officer interdicted following GB drug bust
Guardian Staff Reporter
Published: May 08, 2013
The Defence force officer who was arrested and charged last week in connection with a drug bust on Grand Bahama has been interdicted, Sub-Lieutenant Origin Deleveaux revealed yesterday.
Deleveaux, the force's press liaison officer, said the interdiction means that defence force officer Brian Andrew Young has been suspended from the force until the outcome of the drug case.
Young was arraigned on Friday before Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethell.
He was charged with possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply.
It is alleged that the officer was found in possession of the drugs on May 1 in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Additionally, Young along with civilian Marvin Poitier were both charged with conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with intent to supply.
Both men pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Deleveaux said Poitier has no "affiliation whatsoever with the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF)".
The case has been adjourned to October 10, 2013.
In the meantime, Deleveaux said the RBDF is carrying out its own investigations into the alleged crime.
According to police, Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers in Grand Bahama conducted a search of the defence force officer who was getting on a flight at the airport.
Police said they arrested the officer after they found two taped packages of cocaine in a black knapsack in his possession.
The drugs weighed 2.2 pounds and have an estimated street value of just over $20,000, according to police.
Both suspects have been remanded to Her Majesty's Prisons.