Three convicted and fined for ganja

High Court fineThree men have been convicted and fined for possession of cannabis weed.

Police Pro, Acting Inspector Pellam Jno Baptiste, revealed that two of these men were arrested by police in the north of the island, on March 13, 2016, for possession of the illegal substance.

“Police in the north of the island have secured three convictions for possession of cannabis weed. About 3:00 pm, on the 13th of March, 2016, at Pointe Ronde, Christopher Solomon Jr., of Bath Estate; and Kimon Emmanuel, of Goodwill were found in possession of 6,129 grams and 2,043 grams of cannabis weed, respectively,” he stated.

At about 5:00 pm, at Picard, the same day, Vernon Nicholas, of St. Joseph was found in possession of 1,640 grams of cannabis weed, Jno Baptiste noted.

All three men have appeared before a Magistrate’s Court and were convicted.

Solomon was fined EC$15,000, Emmanuel was fined EC$8,000; and Nicholas, EC$7,000.

Meantime, on March 13, 2016, police in the north of the island recovered 3,596 grams of alleged cannabis weed, one 9-mm Glock pistol, and six rounds of 9mm caliber ammunition. No arrests were made and investigations are ongoing.

Similarly, on March 14, 2016, in the south of the island, members of the Drug Squad unit and the Special Service unit of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force destroyed 17,256 alleged cannabis plants and 33,000 grams of alleged cannabis weed. No one was arrested in connection with the matter.

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27 Comments

  1. Smuggler inc
    March 18, 2016

    Each bust successful until farmer start protecting their farms with heavy machines

  2. Ebbe weh
    March 18, 2016

    On another note. According to the court system in DA I dono which one worse. Ganja or Rape of a minor? Wrong is wrong for true but it have some crime dat more severe than others….

  3. Poor people's governor
    March 18, 2016

    Ghetto youths must survive by any means necessary. Every body can’t be a priest, or work at an office, or be a bank accountant, or parking the supermarket shelve. Life’s weird. Just open your hands mr jacket and tie and Mrs. Stiletto, all the fingers on your hands aren’t the same length, so the world that we live in is made up of all types of ppl with different personalities. STOP OPPRESS GHETTO YOUTHS. I will die being their advocate rather than to associate my self with you the oppressors!!!! Jah Rastafari

    • Ebbe weh
      March 18, 2016

      Ghetto youths must survive by any means necessary because Ghetto youths make the choice to CHOOSE by any means necessary. I personally hate to judge because I dono what people going through. But I do know for a fact that we have free will to choose life or death.

  4. Face the Facts
    March 17, 2016

    Note they are immediately fined; not bailed. This is not wasting the Court’s time. Good!
    You guys take chances. You do not fear being caught. When you are, consider the amount of money you will have to pay. If you cannot afford it, you will be sentenced to prison. Is it worth it?
    Some of you cry that Dominicans are poor. You would do well to give some of that money to the poor.

  5. March 17, 2016

    when it comes to the ganga situation, we are narrow minded .for crying out loud ganga is a natural herb it is quite ridiculous to put a stain on people’s character for a herb ,if so why not criminalize tobacco ?

    • Mr somebody
      March 18, 2016

      Dey prosecuting ganja fas buh white collar crime n rape of children is years n still not convicting. Justice is really for who can afford it. All crime mus continue web justice jus not for us.

    • March 19, 2016

      “Ganga is a natural herb”? So is poison ivy! So is poison oak!

      Do you think God put every plant on earth to be smoked, ate, drank, chewed, or injected?

      Some originally beautiful things on earth were cursed by the fall and are quite different now. The serpent is one such creature! I believe modern man has yet to rediscover the original purpose for which God gave us some things. Until then lets not abuse them.

      Tobacco should never have been licenced for chewing or smoking. But that was before the research was done and the studies were published. Now we know 50% of tobacco smokers will die from the smoke, and more will die from second hand tobacco smoke. (These are undisputed scientific facts.)

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

  6. Big Bannan
    March 17, 2016

    Here we have the full names of the jobless published for Marijuana, and the pedophiles names concealed. Our laws continue to baffle many from the outside looking in.

  7. March 17, 2016

    Dominica Police are wasting no time in the war against drugs. Each bust seems to be successful.

    No doubt the cannabis is home grown since there is no need to import the weed.

    What continues to be interesting is how often the local marijuana is associated with illegal guns and ammunition. A man who wants to get an iron knows where to go. No farther away than his local cannabis dealer! The person who sells marijuana is profit driven. He does not care if he harms others. He knows a teenager who experiments with marijuana will eventually try cocaine or heroine and he’ll be there to sell it to him. The pusher is a lawbreaker to begin with and has no moral qualms adding weapons to his inventory.

    The police and coast guard are watching Dominica’s coast carefully since drugs that are not home grown are usually brought in from the water. This war against drugs can be won.

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

    • Mr somebody
      March 18, 2016

      U always talking nonsense. Send me the link to any fully conductes research where cannabis harms lives. The church committed many atrocious acts through out history but was never banned. There are cannabis dealers who dont sell guns so stop tlking foolishness n leave it for ur pulpit. N der isnt any form of evidence that shows a teenager smoking weed will elevate to cocaine. State the facts my fren. The war on drugs can never be won as long as white collar crime, inequality and corruption exist because there will always be unemployment and the rich getting richer while the poor gets poorer. Instead of talkin foolishness here tell europe ane the church to repay reparation owed to black people.

    • R.Linton
      March 19, 2016

      The war should be on Tobacco which kills 6 million people every year, Alcohol which kills 2.5 million and prescription drugs over 1 million. We have been fighting the white mans war on marijuana since the 1930s. This amazing plant has so much medicinal uses along with hemp bi-products that it would have dwafted the profit being made by Big Pharmaceuticals, the paper & cotton industry along with energy. This was third world countries main herb for almost any types of cures..which in the end made us healthy people..But No!!! the evil USA with their corporate greed & elite agenda had to go criminalize it… Its ashamed that people Like Donald Hill. Evangelist who is to lazy to independently question everything that is fed to him by his masters, continues to spread his ignorance. The US is now making billions from this sacred plant while the black slaves continue to destroy the No. 1 healing herb of the nation. What a Bunch of donkeys!!

  8. Tarish in gwada
    March 17, 2016

    ok ok police seems to only worry bout the lil greens okkkkk…what about them underage intercourse that going on???And to Kimon you staying Goodwill but you playing ESTATE SMH WISE UP

  9. Dawn of Justice
    March 17, 2016

    Ralph Gonsalves say Ganja is the new bananas all u not listening.

    • Me
      March 17, 2016

      No wonder, bananas are bent!

    • Dan Tanner
      March 17, 2016

      Better. Doesn’t spoil so rapidly.

    • Face the Facts
      March 17, 2016

      This must be one of the reasons why his non-supporters do not want him for PM.
      God will deal with those governments who legalize these drugs. They are dangerous and cause cancer. Those who ingest them stand to lose their jobs if they are employed, their spouses, family and all their possessions because they always appear drunk and dotish from ingesting them.
      These people lose an interest in everyone and life. They end up on the streets. It has occurred to some people. When they do not have money or run out of it, they will steal to get it and even kill. Is this what you like for people of your country? You lack sense and patriotism.

      • derp
        March 18, 2016

        come out there with your nonsense God created cannabis nothing wrong with the plant man abusing it, the plant does not cause cancer come out there with your hogwash, you so fooled by american propaganda along with the rest of the world

      • Master Eye
        March 18, 2016

        Take a look a the healing properties of “the herb”. It is a miracle worker. Contrary to your view, the FACT is that even cancer patients have hailed this herb as a restorer of health. In some instances, it is better and more health-friendly than chemo. I fully support legalization but not before proper management strategies are in place. There is still much research and development that needs to come about, particularly surrounding the dosage and administration of the good herb. Abusing the good herb is where the problem arises. Alcohol is legalized and we see the effects it has on our society; that should tell you that “legal” doesn’t mean the substance is “good”, neither does illegal make the good herb “bad”.

        Namaste!

      • Face the Facts
        March 18, 2016

        Your argument is not better than mine.
        God also created animals and mammals. You know the type of edible animals and mammals you should eat.
        My words of godly enlightenment: God created all sorts of trees. Do we chew them all including their leaves and sell them?
        Those who ingest those drugs have no sense. Your comment makes no sense.

      • Arthur Schopenhauer
        September 6, 2016

        total Hog-Wash!! OTC medications cause all the harm you speak of, including murders and suicides!

        Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5xyUIzARbQ : just a bit of info for the brainwashed :( so sad..

    • March 19, 2016

      There are people who will deal in anything if they can make money from it.

      When will you Dominicans stop chirping about how much money you (or your government) could make if they would only decriminalize marijuana? Have you forgot it was this same money mentality that was the driving force behind slavery? This is why prostitution is being legalized in some places.

      In deciding the right or wrong of a thing we must consider the morals and values of the issue not just what financial gain is there to be made. Because we cannot be motivated by money alone without causing a loss somewhere else and in the end the books are not going to balance.

      Don’t take an example from the U.S., or the U.K. Anything you accept from them will come with a price. They will expect you to accept their advice on equality and “rights”. In the end they will bring you down because the morals of these nations are crumbling.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

  10. March 17, 2016

    Marijuana again. gov’t need to legalize it ,why is Dominica so back ward…

    • Face the Facts
      March 17, 2016

      So they could sell it to whoever, youths and adults and make a lot of money? Who would be getting the money?

    • Cyril Volney
      March 18, 2016

      decriminalizing and allowing small personal use growers would take it out of the hands of criminals. When are we going to join the ranks????? Follow Jamaica’s lead. Stop tying up the courts and police, and making criminals out of our sons and daughters.

      • March 19, 2016

        “Follow Jamaica’s lead”?

        Good grief! Would you really want to be where they are going? Do you think freeing the weed has resulted in less crime in Jamaica? It has not made them any more desired in countries they migrate to. They take their stash and criminal activities with them. They get caught and are exported back to Jamaica!

        The weed messes with a person’s head and causes breakdowns in every area of life. It is not something you should be promoting in a nation that is trying to dig its way out of a moral abyss.

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

  11. Tjebe Fort
    March 17, 2016

    Look at that, the fellows caught on 13 March and only four days later they are convicted and fined already. But if you want file charges for alleged embezzlement of millions against your old partner you are prevented from doing that and the court blocked with armed police. Five years later you still not going anywhere? Explain that to any straight thinking Dominican!I am a simple soul but I can not explain anything so simple.

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