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Derek Achong

A businessman from central Trinidad has been denied bail after appearing in court on marijuana and ammunition possession charges.

Xavier Williams, of Edinburgh 500, Chaguanas, was remanded into custody after he appeared virtually before Magistrate Nikolas Ali, yesterday afternoon.

According to reports, Williams was arrested last Thursday after Central Division police executed a search warrant at the home of his estranged wife at Enterprise, Chaguanas, and alleged found 500 grammes of marijuana.

The officers then executed a search warrant at Williams’ home and allegedly found 50 rounds of .38 calibre ammunition.

Williams was charged for the drugs and ammunition while his wife Shakoontala John was charged for just the illegal drugs.

John was granted station bail by a Justice of the Peace (JP) and ordered to appear in court in January.

Williams, who reportedly owns a maintenance company, was not as lucky as he had a criminal record.

During his appearance before Ali, police prosecutors objected to bail claiming that he (Williams) had pending cases for marijuana and cocaine possession.

Responding, Williams’ lawyer Bhimal Maharajh said that the identified cases were completed with his client being fined.

Maharajh also noted that his client had sole custody of his six-year-old son from a previous relationship.

Ali eventually denied the request, but said that he would reconsider bail if he is provided with a court extract, proving Maharajh’s claims over Williams’ criminal record at the next hearing on January 4