Bail appeal for ex-cop delayed
Guardian Senior Reporter
Published: May 22, 2013
A former policewoman is scheduled to return to the Court of Appeal on Thursday in hopes of being granted bail pending trial.
Toni Sweeting’s bail hearing was adjourned yesterday because her lawyer, Jomo Campbell, had not filed an affidavit in support of the application.
Sweeting, 27, was on duty when police officers allegedly found her with cocaine strapped to her body at Lynden Pindling International Airport on April 19.
Sweeting was dismissed from the force before she was arraigned on charges of taking steps to export dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply, conspiracy to export dangerous drugs and conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with the intent to supply.
New bail laws have taken away the magistrates’ power to grant bail for the offenses. However, two other people charged in the case were given bail by the Supreme Court.
Sweeting’s brother, Delano Sweeting, and Conrad Campbell, a Jamaican, are on bail.
However, Ms. Sweeting was denied bail because she was deemed a flight risk.