A Penville man, Bennet Seaman, who was arrested and charged for possession of a firearm and 30 kilograms of cocaine with intent to supply, was released on $100,000 bail when he returned to court on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. He first appeared before Magistrate Bernard Pacquette on Monday, January 25, 2016, at the Roseau Magistrate Court, where the charges were read to him.
He was arrested by officers of the Drug Squad Section of the Dominica Police Force who had executed a search warrant on his premises in Penville about 6:30 PM on Friday, January 22nd 2016. The police allege that Seaman was also found in possession of a riffle and ammunition. The approximate street value of the alleged cocaine is said to be $801, 000. Attorney Wayne Norde is representing Seaman, who was remanded overnight on Monday 25th January, but returned to court on Tuesday, January 26 with a proper surety, and he was released on $100,000 bail. His trial is set for 19th May 2016, at the Roseau Magistrate Court.
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