A guard who allegedly smuggled marijuana onto the compound of Her Majesty’s Prison has been granted bail.
Howard Segree, a Jamaican national and the father of seven, appeared in the St. John’s Magistrates Court on Thursday afternoon, June 3, before Magistrate Conliffe Clarke.
The Magistrate granted him bail in the sum of $15,000, with a cash component of $1,500, along with other requirements, including the surrender of his travel documents. Two Antiguan sureties were also required to sign on his behalf.
Clarke further decreed that if Segree wishes to travel, he would first have to obtain permission from the court, since the Immigration Department has been instructed that he should not be allowed to travel without the court’s consent.
Segree, 40, also has to report to the nearest police station four days each week and must remain at his current residence in Bolans. If he relocates, he is required to give the court at least 72 hours prior notice.
Police arrested and charged the Bolans villager for possession of 42.3 grammes of cannabis, possession with intent to transfer, and conveyance of a controlled substance. The drug has an estimated street value of $423.
The alleged offence was committed on Tuesday, June 1, at the prison, where Segree has been employed for the past five years. Segree also had in his possession wrapping paper and tobacco contained in a Contigo cup.
His matter has been adjourned to September 9 , when the charges will be put to him. He is being defended by attorney-at-law Wendel Robinson.