Four people nabbed in dagga bust granted bail

2014-12-31 00:00

FOUR people charged in connection with a R2 million dagga bust on Monday will not spend New Year’s Eve in jail.

They were granted bail in the Camperdown Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

Rian du Preez and Dawn Dormer were each released on R3 500 bail, while Tamarind de Beer was granted bail of R2 000 and David Walker, R2 500.

The four accused, who face charges of possession, dealing and cultivating dagga, are due to appear in court again on February 5.

They were charged after police discovered 365 marijuana plants growing in plantations around three farmhouses in the Killarney Valley near Cato Ridge. Another 7 106 kg of processed dagga was allegedly found indoors.

The four accused were arrested in a joint operation by Hilton ­Flying Squad, Pietermaritzburg Tactical Response Team, Alexander Road Crime Prevention, Camperdown police members and a private security company.

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