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Following this weekend’s firearm seizure and subsequent arrest, officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force confiscated a quantity of cocaine and charged two other persons with unlawful possession of cocaine.
According to police, officers of both the Armed Response Team and the Beat and Patrol Unit followed up their vehicle search and seizure of a loaded firearm with a search of the driver’s premises.
Two members of that household were stopped while leaving the premises and that vehicle was searched. A quantity of crack cocaine was uncovered.
Debralee Fahie, 32, of Huntums Ghut and Jerome Scatliffe, 58, of Flemming Street were subsequently charged with unlawful possession of cocaine and unlawful possession of cocaine with intent to supply.
Police had reported yesterday that during a search of a vehicle Saturday afternoon, officers of the Armed Response Unit and Beat and Patrol Unit uncovered a Smith and Wessen 9mm handgun along with 15 rounds of ammunition.
The lone occupant, Halim Scatliffe, 35, of Huntums Ghut was taken into custody and later charged with carrying an unlicensed firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.
Police said that they will continue pursuit to remove illegal firearms from the streets and to capture those who carry them.
Persons with information on anyone in possession of an illegal firearm are asking to the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 368-9339 or the Criminal Investigation Department at RVIPF three-digit access number 311.