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Singers on cocaine charges remanded

Published:Tuesday | February 3, 2015 | 12:00 AM


Two of six St James-based musicians who were arrested on drug-related charges at the Sangster International Airport last December were remanded when they appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday.

Kharell Wisdom and Simone Bacchas, who are charged with

possession of, dealing in, and attempting to export cocaine, were booked to reappear on February 13.

Wisdom, Bacchas, and their four co-defendants - Claudette Miller-Robinson, Kevin Tapper, Garth Jobson and Ramone Rowe - were arrested on December 18, 2014, after they were reportedly held with varying amounts of cocaine at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay.

In court on Monday, clerk of the court, Paula-Sue Ferguson, told presiding magistrate Natalie Hart-Hines that the police had ascertained the weight of the drug in the case against Bacchas, but had not yet done so in Wisdom's matter.

February 13 mention date

Co-defendants Tapper and Miller-Robinson, who were previously brought to court separately from the other four accused, will also have their cases mentioned on February 13.

Miller-Robinson has been charged with possession of, dealing in, and attempting to export one pound of cocaine; but Tapper has not yet been pleaded in relation to his matter.

Jobson and Rowe, who had previously pleaded guilty after being charged in connection with five pounds and two pounds of cocaine, respectively, will be sentenced tomorrow.