BCF Officer Granted Bail Following Drug Possession Charge

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On Friday morning, the Second District Court in Vieux Fort granted bail of $5000 in cash or suitable surety to Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) Officer number 36 Micheline James.

Dennery police formally arrested, cautioned, and charged James on Thursday for the Offences of Possession of a Controlled Drug (cannabis) and Introduction of Prohibited articles to the BCF.

The defendant’s bail conditions include surrendering all travel documents and signing at the Dennery Police Station every Tuesday between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm.

BCF officials reported on Thursday that they found a female member of staff at the facility with suspected cannabis and other contraband hidden in six medium-sized peanut butter jars.

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The officials said they found the items beneath thin layers of peanut butter and summoned the police.

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