On Saturday, 22 August 2015, during a joint operation between members of the Drug Squad and Officers attached to the Gouyave Police Station, 171 pounds of Cannabis (Marijuana) with a street value of $387,828.00 was seized in the Palmiste Beach area, St John.
Charged for Possession, Trafficking and doing an act of a Controlled Drug, were: Derrick Aberdeen, 54-year-old fisherman of Telescope, St Andrew; Kevon Alexander, 26-year-old Electrician of The Limes, Grand Anse, St George; Avinel Antoine, 30-year-old Construction Worker of Fontenoy, St George; Timothy Thomas, 38-year-old shopkeeper of Frequente, St George; and Kelvin Jones, 32-year-old General Metal Worker of Beaton, St David.
All five men will make their first court appearance at the Sauteurs Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 26 August 2015, at 9 am.
In another Police Operation conducted by members of the Drug Squad on Monday, 24 August 2015, in the Mango Bay area of St John, 44 pounds of Cannabis (Marijuana) with a street value of $99,792.00 was seized. One man is assisting police in their investigations.
Source: Office of the Commissioner of Police