Two arraigned for firearm, drug possession

Samantha Bethel, 37, is escorted to court by DEU officers for arraignment.

A man and a woman were charged in court yesterday after they were allegedly found in possession of two AK 47 riFles, 71 rounds of ammunition and a large quantity of marijuana last week.

Thirty-seven-year-old Samanatha Bethel, appeared before Magistrate Subusola Swain, along with 31-year-old Jason King.

Jason King, 31 attempting to hide his face with his dreadlocks while being escorted from court after arraignment.

Both were each charged with two counts of possession of an Ak 47, two counts of possession of ammunition with the intent to supply, one count of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply and conspiracy to supply dangerous drugs.

Bethel and King pleaded not guilty to the charges and were remanded to the Department of Corrections until April 27, when they are set to stand trial.