Rehoboth woman denied bail in drug case

28 Nov 2016 19:40pm
REHOBOTH, 28 NOV (NAMPA) – A woman arrested on charges of dealing in drugs was denied bail in the Rehoboth Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Ronell Forbes was arrested last Wednesday after the Rehoboth police allegedly found a mandrax tablet and a joint of cannabis in the Block F neighbourhood.
Forbes made her first appearance in front of Magistrate Andre Matulitch and was denied bail since the investigations are at an early stage. She was out on bail after she was arrested earlier this year for being found in possession of 60 mandrax tablets.
The matter was postponed to 01 December for her lawyer to apply for formal bail. She was represented by Winnie Christiaans of Christiaans and Associates.
The ‘Enough is Enough’ Community Action Group handed in a petition prior to Forbes’ appearance, asking the court not to grant bail as she is apparently known to be a drug dealer.
In the petition, the group said Forbes’ dealings have extended to learners of the M&K Gertze High School. They asked that she be kept in custody to send a message to other dealers.
Forbes’ arrest comes a week after a 36-year-old woman was arrested and sentenced to six months’ imprisonment for selling five joints of cannabis to an undercover police officer.
In another drug case, Petrus van Wyk pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of crack cocaine after he was arrested on Sunday in Rehoboth. He was fined N. dollars 1 000 or 100 days imprisonment.