29 May 2014 17:42pm
WALVIS BAY, 29 MAY (NAMPA) The Walvis Bay Magistrates Court on Wednesday remanded the 53-year-old Gavin Noble, who is accused of dealing in crack cocaine, in custody.
This is the fourth time he is remanded in police custody due to the serious nature of his case.
Noble, a resident of the Narraville residential area of Walvis Bay, faces a charge of dealing in crack cocaine with a street value of N.dollars 1 400. Court records show that 14 pieces of the drug were found on the front left seat of his vehicle in October 2013.
At the continuation of his trial on Wednesday, Noble appeared before Magistrate Andre Matulich, with Jan Wessels as his defence counsel.
He was arrested in October 2013 and refused bail in the Walvis Bay court, after which he applied for bail twice but was turned down.
The third application was launched with the High Court in Windhoek, but that was also turned down as the State maintained that his case is serious and he must not be given bail.
Wessel attempted to verbally request that the court grant bail to his client, saying the case against him is not strong, but State Prosecutor Faith Nyaungwa objected to this.
The State maintains that the case is still strong regardless of what the defence says, she said.
Wessels informed the court that his client is willing to apply for bail again soon.
So far, two State witnesses including a police officer have testified in this case. The State wishes to bring forth three more witnesses.
Magistrate Matulich postponed the case to 08 June for continuation of trial.