Three men charged, two of them fined, following police searches in Campbell

court-fineThree men from Campbell were arrested after police executed a number of search warrants in that community on November 25th, 2016.

The men were identified as McPherson Alphonse, David Simon and Tommy Joseph.

Police PRO, Acting Inspector Pellam Jno Baptiste, said on the premises of Alphonse, police discovered and seized 67 rounds of .22 ammunition, 5 rounds of 12 gauge ammunition, 2060 grams of cannabis seeds, 2452 grams of cannabis weed and 5 cannabis plants.

On the premises of Simon, the police discovered and seized 460 grams of cannabis seeds and 980 grams of cannabis weed while 49 grams of cannabis weed and 14 rounds of 12 gauge ammunition were seized on the premises of Joseph, according to Jno. Baptiste.

The three men were charged and taken before the Magistrate’s Court on Monday 28th of November 2016.

“Simon who was charged for possession of cannabis pleaded not guilty and was bailed,” Jno Baptiste stated.

He said Alphonse and Joseph pleaded guilty to charges of possession of ammunition without being the holder of a license and possession of cannabis respectively.

Alphonse was fined EC$15,000 while Joseph was fined EC$5000.

“During that police operation at Campbell, 22 alleged cannabis plants were uprooted and destroyed and one 12 gauge shotgun was discovered and seized,” Jno Baptiste revealed.

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17 Comments

  1. Mac
    December 4, 2016

    The coke importers go free and we all know who they are, The guns I can understand, why oh why are they charging man for weed in this day and age

  2. 1979 is forever....
    December 3, 2016

    DNO please post: the real situation….as a marijuana smoker, and wanting a better deal, I have often gone to the source.. and it is no cakewalk people…. there are still areas in Dominica where people live like its the 80’s. one would think that the planters would be rolling in comfort and luxury from all these millions worth of cannabis being reported…my people that is far from the truth….the situation is often a little wooden shack with a family of 7 or 8 living old school….these people are not living in any kind of luxury….for those whom I know it is all about their children’s schooling and well being..can you imagine what it would take to make a man willingly take on all that harassment and risk going in the bush and plant weed?? If weed planting was making millions overnight..perhaps some of our leaders would forget politics and plant weed instead…but…NO …why because it is hard work and a burden taken on by those who either ,don’t /have given up on, any other…

  3. anonymous2
    December 1, 2016

    Cannabis again? Give me a break. Arrest the thieves and murderers.

    • December 2, 2016

      Do you not realize that many of these crimes are drug related?

      People steal to get money for drugs. Thieves and murderers are often driven by the perceived “need” for drugs.

      Besides this is not a matter of either or. The police are obligated to deal with all law breakers and go after everybody who commits a crime whatever the crime is. The cannabis people must be rooted out along with the thieves and murderers. Some crimes are easier to solve than others. Some cases take longer. If you know anything about policing you will understand that certain offences are more difficult to break open than others.

      The more serious a crime is the greater the penalty will be. The offender will obviously work harder to cover his tracks and escape.

      I congratulate the drug police for the tremendous work they are doing because I know the incredible harm being done by drugs.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill.

      • December 2, 2016

        Continuation:

        :oops: Sorry, I didn’t intend to write my name twice.

        Here in Canada we are having a national epidemic of overdosing. Hundred are being reported dead every few days across the country by ODing on new drugs said to be the most dangerous drugs on earth. It is being treated as a national emergency by our governments federal and provincial.

        It seems to be human nature to seek a new high when it comes to drugs and try anything for the ultimate “trip”. Only those who are already using the softer drugs are likely to try these new pills. With these drugs now hitting the streets and bars anything that would encourage drug use or even give a young person the idea to try a pill should be stopped.

        The “soft” or “light” drug trade must be wiped out. Now we see where it is taking us it is urgent to double every effort to stop those who traffic in cannabis, and other illegal substances because it will not end with the “soft” stuff. That is only the beginning…

  4. Anonymous
    December 1, 2016

    Never mind cannabis, that’s all the police go after. But there is a new kid in town, people are now seeing a group or two of straight up Alkaida Taliban recruiting actively, all yellow-like complexion, beard, kaki-colored siltan, walking long distances with their local recruits. Surely not your little Roseau mislims selling insense Sure you all have heard by now. Ya keep your little 1970’s-style nose dug in about cannabis still….hmmm

  5. just saying
    December 1, 2016

    Time to stop the persecution & prosecution related to marijuana in Dominica

  6. freedom till I die
    December 1, 2016

    Man, no work in the country,only some eating all. Man have to survive, glad is not coke then again them man use to have their little ganger but now they having gun s and/or ammo, not good.

  7. November 30, 2016

    Here we go again.

    Another case of men being charged with both ammunition and cannabis in their possession and obviously enough to sell.

    People who will sell drugs will sell guns or ammo. The same type of people will traffic in both because both are illegal and both cause hurt. These are people who will do whatever to get money, and they don’t
    care who they hurt.

    It has recently been discovered that marijuana is especially dangerous for young people. It damages the part of the brain responsible for memory and learning. The harm is most experienced in those who are regular smokers over a long period of time. Students see a drop in their grades. Smokers have a higher
    percentage of dropouts before graduation.

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill

    • December 1, 2016

      There has always been the old problem of drinking and driving. It is the single cause of automobile deaths with the highest number of fatalities.

      Here in Canada since marijuana has been ”legalized” we are in a transition while our government works to pass new laws to determine how legalization will apply. Will it be absolute or relative :?: Who can sell :?: Where :?: To whom :?: For medical purposes :?: For recreational purposes :?: What about penalties for overstepping the boundaries :?:

      New problems have surfaced. One of these is smoking marijuana and driving. The police are going on television warning us that DUI (driving under the influence) and ID (impaired driving) applies equally to
      alcohol and marijuana, and will be dealt with the same way.

      Because of the increase of marijuana (and other drug) related accidents the police have begun doing roadside drug tests as well as alcohol testing. This has made it necessary to get new equipment for drug testing.

      • December 1, 2016

        Continued:

        Studies show the easier it is to get any substance the more people including young people will be using AND the more they will use.

        Because there is (a) money to be made in trafficking marijuana and (b) pleasure to be derived from its use, there will be a significant number of people seeking legalization. Consequently there will be political candidates making legalization a plank in their platform to gain heir votes at election time. Some value position and money more than public health and the well being of your children.

        Before election day please find out where your political candidates stand on the social issues including the legalization of marijuana – ESPECIALLY the legalization of marijuana – and vote for
        the good of your lovely island.

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill.

  8. Reasoning
    November 30, 2016

    I thought ganja was the healing of the nation and something to make one wise and humble? Why is it that they have guns and ammunition?

    • December 2, 2016

      It is the same people selling both ganja and guns because they don’t care who they hurt and they will do whatever they can do to bring in money.

      What a wonderful potential ganja has. It can make those who sell it rich and keep those who use it poor.

      It has been found that smoking marijuana damages a part of the brain responsible for memory and learning. Long time users tend to experience a drop in grades at school, and have a higher percentage of dropouts before graduation.

      Marijuana smokers are more apt to develop respiratory problems.

      It has been found that long time marijuana smoking can contribute to certain cancers.

      Once the studies are widely published and the facts are known those who pushed for legalization will be exposed as the fools they are :oops: along with the CEOs of Big Tobacco and those who work for them.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill.

  9. wwfgid trey
    November 30, 2016

    There is no work in Campbell. People are left solely to grow food that’s not selling. The majority of them voted labor; still, there is no work for them – They have plenty mouths to feed. At nights Campbell gets real cold and babies come frequently.

    • December 2, 2016

      Is this what you are offering as an excuse for selling marijuana?

      Dominica has rich productive land that could be put to better use. Why not grow fruit and veggies? Your excuse smacks of lack of innovation, and poor marketing. Have they tried exporting?

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill.

  10. truth , shall set you free
    November 30, 2016

    what a country, My GOD, A country where only poor people gets charged,come on poor people, You cannot be poor and still foolish,GOD forbid,, Open your eyes

  11. derp
    November 30, 2016

    poor oxygen producing plants

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