Tarish Pit man fined for cocaine

Court gavelDylan Alexander, 20, of Tarish Pit was fined $5,000 for possession of cocaine when he appeared in a Roseau court on August 14,2014.

He was ordered to pay that fine by December 31,2014 or face a prison time amounting to six months.

According to reports, Alexander had in his possession 223 grams of cocaine at Tarish Pit on August 13, 2014.

The illegal drug had a street value of $5,954.10.

He pleaded guilty to that charge.

Police Prosecutor, Sergeant Valda Powell, revealed to the court that at about 3:00 pm officers of the Anti-Drug Squad went to the premises of Jake Abel, where the defendant reside, armed with a search warrant.

They met with the defendant’s uncle and grandmother and informed them of the search warrant.

They were also asked if there were illegal drugs on the premises and were told ‘no.’

Police conducted a search in the defendant’s bedroom and found a black plastic bag under a bed with what appeared to be cocaine.

When the uncle was questioned, he revealed that the bag belonged to his nephew.

“When he came from Guadeloupe, he came down with that bag and I just send it under the bed,” the uncle explained.

Both the defendant’s uncle and grandmother revealed to the police that they know nothing about the cocaine found.

Alexander wasn’t home at the time, but later that day he went to the Police Headquarters accompanied by his Attorney, David Bruney.

He was cautioned and he responded, “The bag is mine and what in it is mine…the cocaine is mine. My uncle know nothing about it. I stole it from a padner last night.”

Attorney Bruney pleaded with Magistrate Candia Carrette-George to take into account his client’s age and his ‘previous character.’

“It wasn’t the way of drug trafficking. He kept it in his grandmother home under the bed,” he explained. “He is not a drug dealer or someone that takes drugs…give him credit for his age and the fact he is a first time offender. Have mercy on him, do not send him to prison.”

Bruney said he believes that his client learned his lesson.

Carrette-George said she’s taking into consideration that Alexander pleaded guilty and did not waste the court’s time.

“What you did was very foolish…cocaine is very dangerous and it spoils people’s lives, and it’s still illegal,” she cautioned.

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22 Comments

  1. hmmmmm free the weed
    August 18, 2014

    Did you all notice the fine imposed as compared to the value of the drugs (value 5954.10 ,fine 5000)

    let’s rewind please…………

    if a man was caught with let’s say 2 spliff of marijuana , worth a maximum of 10 EC I can guarantee that he would be charged at least a few 100% more than the value. say 500….. BUT COCAINE GETS A LESSER CHARGE THAN IT’s VALUE….CRAZY PLACE

  2. nel
    August 17, 2014

    Yes lawyers have to make aliving but if I was one I would never represent no one charge with cocaine because its deadly and messes people’s life.

  3. tell
    August 16, 2014

    These lawyers are making worst in the Island defending these drug dealers pleading mercy on their behalf. They want fast money that’s why thay will always get into trouble.

    • Life
      August 17, 2014

      “THESE LAWYERS” went to study to become what they are….it’s their job.

  4. August 16, 2014

    that $5000 .00 which he now owes the court is cash that could be well spent by him or loss of precious moments serving prison time.

  5. WTH
    August 16, 2014

    He didn’t learn a damn thing, he’ll be back at it soon again. You have to teach those little vay negs some discipline when they involve themselves in nonsense, stupes man. If it was weed I wouldn’t even be that upset, but COCAINE you hear wi, not to mention he claimed he stole it….. :!: :!:

  6. out of south city
    August 16, 2014

    So this man was ordered to pay a fine of $5000.00 by December 31, 2014 or face a prison time for six months whereas the man who stole the watch was sent to jail for one year. Where is the justice in this land?

  7. August 16, 2014

    Please tell me, so once a person pleads guilty, and has a lawyer, he goes free? Only in Dominica you can find this foolishness. His intent was to sell, messing up people. God have mercy on our people

  8. ravine
    August 16, 2014

    boy mister could not file an injunction…like Isidore? then again Lawrence or Tony he should have checked not bruney

  9. Almight Hinna
    August 16, 2014

    Respect a ghetto youte no job no father it had sell your cocaine and the drugs ehh boy

  10. Th Facts
    August 15, 2014

    He knows it is illegal and he should not traffic in it. If he sold it he could make some dollars for himself.
    If your family did not know about it you have brought them into it. They should reprimand you for including them in it since you reside with them and the police came to the house and searched the premises. Someone must have informed the police about you. Nothing was mentioned in that regard. How else did the police know you had illegal drugs and armed with a warrant to search the house and to arrest you if illegal drugs were found in that dwelling?
    So you are young and did not waste the Court’s time. What is that to being disobedient to the Law of the land and defying it at that. This warrants due punishment.
    If they think he learned a lesson, stay tuned as the days progress and as he gets older. One way or the other we will hear about that.

  11. first lady
    August 15, 2014

    Can someone answer my question why is magristate c.carrette-george always praising the criminal for admitting to guilty and give them a token saying for not wasting the court time please who ever u are do y job u were hired for and put this criminals in check where they belong they are destroying the country can u see what it’s doing to counrty stop being to easy seems with everyone young girl and boy will be a paro in D/ca.

    • strong dominican
      August 17, 2014

      the country dead long time u stupid fool

  12. mko
    August 15, 2014

    At justina by the way…

  13. mko
    August 15, 2014

    Who told you the guy is a drug dealer or he doesn’t work?… Not because someone is found with drugs means they a drug dealer or trafficer … GoodNight

  14. doh good
    August 15, 2014

    They should have given him the maximum sentence. I know that boy and he is a criminal in the true sense of the word!

  15. Justina
    August 15, 2014

    Typical Internet Child. They doh want to work for it.

    • Jayson
      August 16, 2014

      Although I understand and agree with what your saying to a certain degree, don’t fool yourself into thinking that no work, weather physical or mental, is put into making money from illegal drugs.

      Most of us work 8 hours a day where as many drug dealers work a 24/7 shift. They are not allowed to ‘sign-off’.

      Also that half pound of cocaine (depending on it’s purity) can be cooked into ‘crack’ with a little effort, adding many times the ‘street value’ of the cocaine, currently in it’s present form, by ‘stretching’ it and also making it more accessible to the lower income earner.

      So don’t think for a second that these guys aren’t ‘working’ for it.

    • Anonymous
      August 16, 2014

      don’t understand this comment… the man still have to work to sell his coke.. lol… nowadays adults like to blame “typical internet children” but u canna sell coke on the net.. lol.. u have to hustle it in the streets.. never know why the man had that hiding under his bed… he coulda been tryin to save endz to buy something for granny.. not sayin havin coke under the lady roof is the right idea… but sometimes u have to try to see it from the other side…. just sayin :wink:

    • strong dominican
      August 17, 2014

      wat about how u working for yours nobody knows

  16. Moving Foward
    August 15, 2014

    show his face nah

  17. Anonymous
    August 15, 2014

    Yes charged, tried and verdict read. for cocain, yes concain but for a life people are out on the streets. I DOMINICK OU KA PLAWAY

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