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Officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force carried out sweeping exercises in various areas late last month, which resulted in several persons being arrested and charged on different dates for drug possession.
Charged with unlawful possession of a controlled drug are Garvin Woods, 50, a native of St. Vincent residing at Free Bottom; Carl Deon Wheatley, 29, of East End; Brian Eugene Gaston, 43, a resident of Josiah's Bay; Marley Donovan, 27, of Carrot Bay; and Cassini Skelton, 22, of West End.
Further, police arrested and charged Akinde Chalwell, 19, a resident of Major Bay, East End for unlawful possession of a controlled drug, along with Khalil Winter, 18, a native of Tortola residing at Major Bay, East End; and James Leonard Jr., 19, a native of the BVI with no place of abode for the offence of unlawful possession of cannabis.
Also, police arrested and charged a 16 year-old male native of the BVI with no place of abode for the offence of unlawful possession of cannabis; and Keshawn Baronville, 22, a resident of Fat Hogs Bay for the same offence.
They were granted bail in the sum of $10,000 with one surety, to appear before the Magistrate's Court in John's Hole on February 24.