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Man held at airport with cocaine remanded

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2015 | 8:03 AM

A man who was found in possession of approximately three pounds of cocaine at the Norman Manley International Airport, was remanded in custody in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

Thirty-three-year-old, Clevaun Stewart is charged with possession of, dealing in, attempting to export and conspiracy to export cocaine.

Allegations are that Stewart was about to board a flight destined for Toronto, Canada when police at the airport reportedly stopped him and asked him a series of security questions.

A search was conducted and parcels of coffee, which reportedly felt abnormal were searched and the substance discovered.

In Court the attorney representing Stewart was unsuccessful in his bail application before Resident Magistrate Simone Wolfe Reece who ordered that Stewart be remanded.

According to the magistrate the forensic certificate was outstanding and the matter is of a serious nature.
A trial date was set for April 22.