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Fourth Man On Drugs Charge

By FARRAH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

fjohnson@tribunemedia.net

A FOURTH man was arraigned in connection with a $3m drug seizure in the Exuma cays last month.

Jason McKenzie, 38, appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes accused of conspiring to possess a quantity of Indian hemp sometime between September 17 and 21. The prosecution alleged he had plans to sell the drugs found in his possession.

During the hearing, McKenzie was also charged with one count each of marijuana possession with the intent to supply, conspiracy to import dangerous drugs, and importing a quantity of marijuana into the country on September 21.

The prosecution further argued he also assaulted three officers with a white twin engine boat and accused him of causing harm to Sergeant 2009 Newton when officers approached him that day.

Last month, Omar Chisholm, 42, Andrew Pratt, 37, and Adrian Mackey, 37, were arraigned for the same offences.

Like his co-accused, McKenzie denied all of the allegations brought against him and the case was adjourned to February 25 for trial.

In the meantime, he was denied bail and remanded into custody.

McKenzie, who is represented by attorney Ian Cargill, has a right to apply to the Supreme Court for bail.

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