Atlantic Rower, Rowan “Archie” Bailey took the stand Monday in the major drug trafficking case ongoing in the High Court.
Bailey and co-accused Kenneth Wyre were charged in relation to 50-kilos of cocaine stemming from a 2010 incident.
Officers from the ONDCP busted the duo in Clarks Hill as they were allegedly transferring the drugs between vehicles.
While Bailey admitted to moving two bags from Wyre’s pickup to a Silver Lancer he told the court he did not know the contents of the bags.
The man said Wyre led him to the area and told him to put the bags in the trunk of the Lancer, which was already parked on the road with the trunk opened.
In response to his lawyer’s questions, Bailey said he had no reason to suspect it was illegal drugs.
The man told the court, he believed the bags were filled with fish and conchs and described them as being cold and damp.
Bailey said he only learned the bags contained cocaine after he was taken to the ONDCP headquarters.
Last Friday, Wyre, who said he operated a fishing boat, denied any knowledge of the bags.
He testified on the day of the incident, he was in Clarks Hill looking at new properties in the area.
He said while driving on Orange Drive he noticed two vehicles parked on the road.
The accused man said he then heard shouting and when he looked in his rear-view mirror he saw a vehicle approaching.
Wyre testified he sped away because he was fearful for his life after realizing the occupants of the vehicle were armed.
He said the men gave chase and identified themselves as ONDCP officers after shooting out his tire.