MONDAY, JUNE 6: Four men charged with attempting to import a total of more than $1 million worth of drugs were today released on bail of $200,000 each.

It is alleged that David Carroll with others, both in Bermuda and overseas, conspired to import $970,000 worth of diamorphine (heroin) — more than 397g — to the island from the US.

Carroll, 31, of Workmen’s Lane, Hamilton Parish, was also charged with conspiring with others to import 1980g of cannabis, with an estimated street value of nearly $100,000, to Bermuda from the US.

Craig Hatherley, 26, of Dudley Lane, Paget, Lorenzo Lottimore, 31, of Rocklands Road, Warwick and Loren Marshall, 25, of Anchorage View Road, St George’s, are all charged alongside Carroll with conspiring to import the diamorphine.

All four appeared at Magistrates’ Court. The defendants were not required to enter pleas as the case will be heard in Supreme Court.

After hearing legal arguments Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo released the men on $200,000 bail.

He ordered them to surrender their passports to the court and told them they could not leave the country without permission of the court.

He also ordered that they continue to live at the addresses given in court and report to their local police station twice a week on Mondays and Fridays.

All four will appear at Magistrates’ Court again on June 27.