Silver Lake woman granted bail in gun and cocaine find

The illegal guns and drugs were seized in Silver Lake recently
The illegal guns and drugs were seized in Silver Lake recently

Esther Belleau, of Silver Lake, was granted bail in the sum of $60,000 after she was arrested and charged for possession of ammunition, alleged cocaine, cannabis and prohibited weapons.

She appeared before a Roseau Magistrate Court on Thursday in relations to a number of high-powered weapons and drugs found in the community recently.

According to reports from Police Public Relations Office (PRO), Acting Inspector Pellam Jno Baptiste, on Wednesday 9th, March 2016 investigations were concluded which resulted in the charges being preferred against Belleau.

As part of bail conditions she was asked to report to the Police Headquarters twice a week and asked not to commit offenses.

Belleau is being represented by Attorney-at-Law, Kondwani Williams.

On Saturday, February 20, 2016, police seized 24 rounds of 40-calibre ammunition, 30 rounds of 9-mm ammunition, one AK-47 magazine, one Uzi Submachine magazine and three 9-mm magazines, along with a large quantity of cocaine and marijuana locked in a public convenience at Silver Lake.

Belleau is said to be the Chairperson of the Silver Lake Development Committee.

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41 Comments

  1. Sandra Jones
    March 14, 2016

    Get all the people who carry guns and drugs off the street for good. Lock them up in jail for a long …………………………………………………..time. They are the one destroying the country and bring curse upon the nation.

  2. Dawn of Justice
    March 11, 2016

    Judicial review, Kondwani, we need a judicial review

  3. INQUIRING MINDS NEED TO KNOW!!!!!!
    March 11, 2016

    Why only $60, 000.00 bail? Why not no bail? Are you going to investigate where the bail money came from? She was arrested and charged for possession of ammunition, alleged cocaine, cannabis and prohibited weapons. Did she make bail with the proceeds of the drugs sales? Are there any bodies on the guns found?

  4. Caretaker
    March 11, 2016

    $60,000.00! we can pay many teachers on that amount. bring them in I say, bring them in. good contact place and rum shops

  5. darky
    March 11, 2016

    Why they are giving so many bails for these crimes and them, thats why i love my GRENADA smh

  6. truthman
    March 11, 2016

    give me a break what that woman doing with all that guns. you all well know is not her own it just has to be pinned on someone. you all have no case it was found in a public convenience hear the name public so any body could have gone and hide it inside there.

  7. Dasheen leaf
    March 11, 2016

    But what de lady doing with that nuh?

  8. TeteMorne I From...
    March 11, 2016

    Now, you the 60,000.00 bail money and FIX DE SIDEWALKS.

    • TeteMorne I From...
      March 11, 2016

      Take the 60,000 and fix the place.

  9. GB
    March 11, 2016

    Well that development committee needs protection pa.
    Lord lend a hand in this land.

  10. eat em
    March 10, 2016

    No work, no opportunity, no chance of survival in DA. Gov-we-ment get by on bail and passport money. More weapons and drugs they seize is more bail money they make. Corrupt all around.

  11. I doh like hungry gut people
    March 10, 2016

    And hear them and their children crying on Matt the other day about how police come there with guns and how it not good for their children. Awa wee, hypocrisy, killing our country….

  12. indira Ghandi
    March 10, 2016

    Well,well,well.
    Dominica is truly corrupt.
    much,much more to be exposed.
    This is only the beginning.
    We are going to see those who are being looked up to as the great and mighty come tumbling down.
    God is sick of it.

  13. MIA
    March 10, 2016

    wow that’s a sad day for/in Dominica!

  14. March 10, 2016

    The Dominica Police are to be commended for their ongoing success in the war against drugs. Some drugs that enter Dominica are apt to reach the streets of American or Canadian cities so we are happy to see them being confiscated.

    Again we see marijuana being sold along with cocaine
    showing it is part and parcel of the drug trade. People who will sell marijuana will sell illegal guns because they are people with criminal minds who don’t care about the wellbeing of others. They are driven by the desire for financial gain.

    I have met people who had been addicted and some who once sold drugs who heard the gospel of Jesus Christ and were saved by the grace of God. Their lives were transformed by the power of God.

    It is no secret what God can do.
    What He has done for others He will do for you.

    Please get your Bible and read:

    Isaiah 53:5,6.
    Ephesians 2:9,10.
    1 John 5:11,12.
    Revelation 3:20.

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

    • nobility
      March 14, 2016

      You are following the same bible that has been rewritten countless times to opress black people. You yourself need to stop being deaf dumb n blind.

  15. Caretaker
    March 10, 2016

    The guns are a decoy watch further. Why do they give up the guns because the gun is not the real thing, its only there rusting and cannot sell so get rid of them. A chairperson wee, the verb but Pelham is the subject.so now you can look for the object

  16. beautiful Lady
    March 10, 2016

    Boom!

  17. jesus take control
    March 10, 2016

    guns boi em coce amd weed boi jesus plz take control

  18. duck1951
    March 10, 2016

    Only stiff punishment will slow down all this illegal activity . Do like Singapore ! Zero tolerance ! Otherwise we will get to an uncontrollable point ! TGhat bail amount is a joke !!

  19. BEB.
    March 10, 2016

    She is not convicted but her name could be called, unlike others arrested and charged, granted bail but their names cannot be called. I know that no one is ging to hear of that case again, “case closed”

    • DATISAY
      March 10, 2016

      I totally agree with you BEB. Dominicans open all you eyes and stop all you nonsense hypocrites. Guns, weed, cocaine all you looking for God but the sexual abuse of our girls and boys all you keeping it on the down low. Chooopssstan.

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      March 11, 2016

      Idiots like you don’t read and understand and search for knowledge. The laws of Dominica prohibits “their” names to be called.

    • goldilocs
      March 11, 2016

      totally agree

    • STILL
      March 11, 2016

      BEB I would assume that you see a genuine injustice taking place with this matter but please do some simple research. You could even read the article posted here on Dno just a few days ago which explained why names cannot be publicized in certain matters. Now you have a few options to deal with your perceived injustice, first you could start a movement to petition the government to amend the sexual offenses act of 1998 so as to allow the perpetrators name to be published. Second option would be to petition the government to update the laws so that no one who is charged but not yet convicted should have their name published. Until then please do not turn every situation into one where it is us vs them or rich vs poor. Let’s make it criminals vs us. Let’s unite to build the country that we desire so that we can live happy and productive lives on the nature isle

  20. Tjebe Fort
    March 10, 2016

    Well, well, well, that sounds like the fox in charge of the fowl house. I hope it is not the same lady that make so much noise to Matt about police searching that community.

  21. TouristWalkingPassRubbishInTown
    March 10, 2016

    https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/economy-development/new-housing-project-for-silver-lake/

    here is a link of her photo from a previous dno article for those wondering who she is

  22. Tetcal
    March 10, 2016

    Who she take the fall for?

  23. UDOHREADYET
    March 10, 2016

    Isn’t Ester the chair person of the silver lake development committee? https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/economy-development/new-housing-project-for-silver-lake/

  24. lorde bord
    March 10, 2016

    Bail?? Bail?? I sometimes wonder how safe are we in this country

    • Me
      March 11, 2016

      Bail buys time to intimidate witnesses and reorganise the “development” of Silver Lake.

  25. Anna Prince
    March 10, 2016

    If the lady is the Chair person of the Silver Lake Development committee, which is a de facto mayor or prime Minister of Silver Lake, then it appears that she was just in the process of setting up her local defense force. Have they arrested the generals and the recruits?
    Don’t tell me that an ordinary little lady has all those arms just for show.

    • Punjab
      March 11, 2016

      Is she going
      to resign?

  26. sassie
    March 10, 2016

    Mrs Isis. Why these women can’t go and do something useful with their life. It is not to late to become educated. Fast money is problems. Be role model to your kids.

    • smdh
      March 11, 2016

      she is doing something useful. she is yet to be convicted yet she has already been judged.

  27. Cold
    March 10, 2016

    Chairperson of the silverlake development committee……. Hmmmmmmmm…….. I guess the intention of those tools was to develop silverlake but the question is develop into what

  28. Peter Potter
    March 10, 2016

    Anyone needs any further proof that we are living in a failed society headed by a failed government?

    • Nice speech
      March 11, 2016

      And those funding the opposition falling? You just fed because of that!

    • Big Papa
      March 11, 2016

      Your brains failed you too lol because thats pure nonesense. You blame the gvt for everything that happens fool.

  29. Real
    March 10, 2016

    Pass me di rifle, with the banana clip….

  30. ArayofLight
    March 10, 2016

    the initiative is to open a range in that community, look at it as an opportunity to broaden one’s skills for army recruitment or if they want law enforcement….but on a serious not, what all them guns for inquiring minds wanna be on guard 8-O

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