$550K Bail for Marijuana after High Speed Chase

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A 21-year-old man, who was one of the main suspects in the marijuana seizure following a high speed chase last Saturday in Sangre Grande, was granted $550,000 bail with a surety on Tuesday by a Master of the High Court.

Clay Joshua Ali, a mechanic, of Hibiscus Lane, North Eastern Settlement, Sangre Grande, appeared virtually before Master Shabiki Cazabon on the charges of possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, dangerous driving, four breaches of a traffic light signal, one breach of no entry sign and failure of comply with the lawful directives of a police constable, a release from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) stated on Wednesday.

As part of his bail conditions, Ali is ordered to report to his local police twice a week and is confined to an 11 pm to 6 am daily curfew.

Ali, who is believed to be the driver of the vehicle used in the alleged incident, was arrested on March 10 by Eastern Division Task Force (EDTF) police officers and subsequently charged on March 12 by PC Ali, of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch Task Force (THPBTF).

The matter was adjourned to March 29.



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