In an effort to purge society of illicit drugs, the Royal Grenada Police Force conducted numerous drug operations which were highly successful.
On Sunday, 1 September 2013, thirty-six and a half pounds (36 ½ lbs) of cannabis was found inside and around the immediate surroundings of a Community Centre in St. Patrick. The estimated street value of the drugs found is eighty three thousand four hundred sixty two dollars and forty cents ($83,462.40). No one has yet been arrested and charged. Investigation continues.
On Tuesday, 3 September, 2013, three hundred and eighty-three cannabis trees ranging from 1 foot to 3 feet in height were uprooted at Pomme Rose, St David.
Darren Pierre, a 28 year old Farmer residing at Pomme Rose, St David, was arrested formally charged and cautioned for the offences of possession of a controlled drug and cultivation of a controlled drug, after the unearthing was done. Pierre was taken to the Grenville Magistrate’s Court this morning (4 September 2013), and he was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison to reappear in court on 19 September 2013.
During another drug operation this morning (4 September 2013), at Mt. D’or, St John; one thousand and eight (1,008) cannabis trees were uprooted.
As a result, Ralph Baptiste, 48 years, Farmer of Happy Hill, St George, presently residing at Mt. D’or, St John, was arrested formally charged and cautioned for possession of a controlled drug and cultivation of a controlled drug. He will appear at the St. George’s Magistrate’s Court on 5 September 2013.
Office of the Commissioner of Police