Man charged on three counts of drug possession

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Reginald Merritt, 54, appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney on Monday, charged on three counts of possession of dangerous drugs.

McKinney was firstly charged with a count of possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply.

According to court dockets, on December 27, 2018, Merritt was found in possession of a quantity of dangerous drugs, namely heroin.

He was also charged with the importation of dangerous drugs and conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with the intent to supply.

Merritt also faced a fourth charge of conspiracy to import dangerous drugs, but at the time of his arraignment, details regarding this charge were not available. Magistrate McKinney alerted officers to inform Merritt of his fourth charge as soon as possible.

Merritt pleaded not guilty to the three counts read before him on Monday and bail was denied.

He was remanded to The Bahamas Department of Correctional Services until February 5, following a Voluntary Bill of Indictment.