A member of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and his wife who were recently arrested in connection with a drug bust were offered bail on Friday.

Corporal Dwight Stephens and his wife Stacey Ann are the accused. Both were charged recently when 600 pounds of ganja was discovered at premises in Portmore, St Catherine

The Stephens were offered bail in the sum of $600,000 when they appeared in the St. Catherine Parish Court today.

The couple were ordered to report to the Police daily and to surrender their travel documents.

A stop order has been placed on Stephens and his wife at all ports of entry.

In applying for bail for both accused today – Attorney, Peter Champagnie, questioned the strength of the case against his clients.

Mr. Champagnie argued that his clients have formally indicated to the police that the ganja was found in a section of the house which was occupied by a helper and her common-law husband.

Mr Champagnie also noted that Corporal Stephens was suffering from a medical condition and his child was also unwell.

Both Stephens were subsequently offered bail and ordered to return to Court on July 26.

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