Three 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.