Gang ‘boss’ sister on drugs charge

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Copy of ca p9 Theresa  Small done INLSA Taressa Small, 45, left, leaves the Bellville Magistrate's Court yesterday after she was released on R20 000 bail . Photo: Cindy Waxa

Cape Town - The sister of alleged Sexy Boys gang leader Jerome “Donkie” Booysen was released on R20 000 bail after she appeared in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Thursday on a charge of drug possession.

Taressa Small, 45, her husband, Leon Small, 45, alleged to be a leading figure in the Sexy Boys gang, and another relative, Jonathan Solomons, 35, were arrested in a police sting on Tuesday in which tik and mandrax with a street value of R800 000 were confiscated.

Police seized 2.5kg of tik, 583 mandrax tablets, scales and R75 000 in cash at a house in Kronkel Road, Boston, near Bellville.

A 15-year-old boy was also arrested, but was released the same night. He is to face charges when he appears in court with his parents next week.

On Thursday, the court heard that a large amount of drugs as well as a firearm, whose licence had expired, and ammunition were found at the house.

The State said Taressa Small had no previous convictions, there were no cases pending against her and it would have no objection to her being freed on bail.

Bail of R20 000 was granted.

The State asked that Leon Small and Solomons remain in custody until it had been established whether there were any outstanding cases against them.

According to the charge sheet, the Smalls have been married for 20 years and have four children.

Noorudien Hassan, for the Smalls and Solomons, told the court that Leon Small was facing charges of possessing an illegal firearm and possession of drugs and ammunition.

He asked that the case be postponed for seven days.

The two men remain in custody.

On Wednesday, police identified Leon Small as a leading figure in the Sexy Boys gang and the person who had visited former Hard Livings leader Rashied Staggie at Worcester Prison before his release. Small is allegedly linked to Durbanville and Bellville drug cases.

The matter was postponed to January 16.

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