Cops Round Up Drug Suspects
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Published: January 05, 2017 8:11 am AST
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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.
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Crying for my boys | Report Abuse
The police are trying but it pains my heart to see these young men being arrested while the sellers are fattening their wallets as or children burn up. What are we doing about the sellers?
January 11 at 5:02pm | Like2 People like this.   Dislike
Excellent! | Report Abuse
Good work, RVIPF!! While many members of our community don't see the wisdom in this, many, like me, do. Among those same individuals may be the ones terrorizing supermarkets and gas stations with their guns. The entitled ones with nothing better to do!! They may run but they can't hide.... more
January 05 at 12:21pm | Like8 People like this.   Dislike10 People dislike this.
I am glad for the work that the police are doing. Just congratulate and encourage them and stop the bigoted comments, because WE ALL HAVE FACES and don't always walk a straight line. It may not be with drugs and crime, but crooked nonetheless.
January 09 at 2:33pm | Like7 People like this.   Dislike
Really!!! | Report Abuse
For one joint ayo want lock up man for really !!! Look a bigger catch brag on something that is worth it
January 17 at 6:54pm | Like1 Person like this.   Dislike1 Person dislike this.
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