Three Men charged with Drug Trafficking Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 August 2012 00:00

On Friday, August 3rd,  Edwin Vacarro, 20,  a painter of a North Creek Street address; Ricky Bevans,18, a resident of Justice Street; and Albert Johnson, Jr.,19-year-old resident of Mex Avenue, appeared in court to answer to charges of drug trafficking .

In court, Johnson and Vacarro wanted to enter a guilty plea for the suspected drugs, which were found under a mattress on Wednesday, August 1st.

Their guilty plea was rejected and the Magistrate further explained that the offences of drug trafficking to which they were pleading guilty to can carry a penalty of 3 years imprisonment plus a $10,000 fine.
With that explanation given, Vacarro changed his guilty plea to not guilty, but Johnson maintained his guilty plea.

But when the facts were read, Johnson appeared not to understand or agree, so in the end a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf.

Bail of $5,000 plus one surety was granted to all three men and the matter was adjourned until September 5th.

According to police, on Wednesday, August 1st, at about 6:00 p.m., police on mobile patrol noticed a group of men standing at the corner of Freedom Street and Justice Streets.

When one of the men sighted the mobile, he ran into a yard and police followed behind.

Police saw the suspect entering a house and so, police searched that home, where they found a black plastic bag under a mattress inside one of the rooms.

When weighed, the suspected cannabis amounted to 68 grams.