Two women from Chester will face trial on the Isle of Man in connection with a plan to smuggle cocaine onto the island.
Dani Leigh Sharp, 24, and Dominique Carline, 23, appeared before magistrates at the Isle of Man Courts of Justice in Douglas on Tuesday, October 22 alongside 29-year-old Daniel James Patterson from Liverpool.
They have been charged with producing and possessing the class A drug with intent to supply, with the two women pleading not guilty and Patterson entering no plea.
The incident in which they were arrested occurred on Thursday, October 17 at Douglas’ sea terminal.
Police in Douglas searched a vehicle and found cocaine worth £33,000.
The two women deny knowing that the drugs were being carried in the vehicle.
Meanwhile, Mr Patterson was on-board the ferry as a foot passenger.
Now, the trio are being held in custody until Tuesday, November 19 when their case will be passed on to the higher court.
Magistrates had said it was too serious for them and it should be passed onto the Court of General Gaol Delivery.
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