Venezuelan, Dominicans face drug and firearm charges

drug-bust2Two men from Dominica and one from Venezuela are facing gun-related and drug charges following drug bust executed by the Drug Squad Unit of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police at Tan Tan on Thursday, 28th July 2016.

During the operation, one kilogram of alleged cocaine, a firearm, marijuana, three live rounds of 14 gauge ammunition and 42 live rounds of .22 ammunition, were discovered and seized.

Trevor Rodney, of Tan Tan was charged with possession and possession with intent to supply cannabis weed, alleged cocaine and for being in possession of a firearm without a license and ammunition without a license, police PRO, Acting Inspector Pellam Jno Baptiste said.

Additionally, Jerome Lavashier, of Portsmouth, and a man from Venezuela, who resides in Dominica, Simon Martinez, have also been charged with possession and possession with intent to supply alleged cocaine.

Just one day before, on Wednesday 27th, July 2016, the Drug Squad Unit executed search warrants in Tan Tan and Picard and seized one firearm, alleged cocaine, cannabis, and ammunition.

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13 Comments

  1. Shade
    August 3, 2016

    Correction please, trevor rodney is NOT from Tan Tan, he has an establishment (bar) in tan Tan. Please stop giving Tan Tan bad name.

  2. love
    August 3, 2016

    Everyone makes a comment but is the sight seeing of the young man house in tan tan. police didn’t care of how he built his house? do not know where the money came from and to BREAK DOWN THE HOUSE FROM TOP TO BOTTOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! alas!!!!!!!!!!!!! . YES they are doing their jobs but please do it in a proper manner.This man got a daughter and that is how u treat a black man like you the policemen. GOD DON’T SLEEP AT ALL.all pigs got their Saturdays and believe me what goes around comes around. Dominican police have too learn too put themselves straight and in that position and they will know how it feels.

  3. Correct the story
    August 3, 2016

    Martinez a Venezuelan national was not charged with the matter mentioned, he was charged with breach of immigration laws, the men do not know him,nor is the police suggesting that there was any connection with these men, the operation was desperate and distinct, no connection. The most significant thing was that the magistrate did not know either of the laws before him in relation to the matters for which the accused was brought to court

    • Tell the Facts
      August 4, 2016

      So what do the following mean?
      Two men from Dominica and one from Venezuela are facing gun-related and drug charges following drug bust executed by the Drug Squad Unit of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police at Tan Tan on Thursday, 28th July 2016.
      Additionally, Jerome Lavashier, of Portsmouth, and a man from Venezuela, who resides in Dominica, Simon Martinez, have also been charged with possession and possession with intent to supply alleged cocaine.
      Is this not explicit that the Venezuelan is involved?

  4. Greg cadette
    August 3, 2016

    Innocent until proven guilty.

  5. Capricorn
    August 2, 2016

    What happen to the other padna tht was arrested? Armond?

  6. Tell the Facts
    August 2, 2016

    A man from Venezuela, Simon Martinez who resides in Dominica, has also been charged with possession and possession with intent to supply alleged cocaine.
    Who is this man?
    When did he arrive in Dominica?
    Did he obtain landed status and residency in Dominica?
    What is he doing in Dominica?
    Where is he residing in Dominica and with whom?
    Drug Squad Unit, as you perform your investigation, inform Dominicans about this serious matter.

  7. Shameless
    August 2, 2016

    Nothing will happen to them after a trial that will be delayed 5 years because they were caught in the North. If by any chance the are found guilty it will be a slap on the wrist…….go home and sin no more.

    When the little men from that area are caught it is standard procedure that they be found not guilty because too many people in high, high, higgggggghhhhh places will go down with them and bring shame and embarrassment of the politically elite class. The system can’t allow that to happen. Good job officers but unfortunately there is no justice in Dca these days for the rich so your hard caring work will go in vain. :twisted: :twisted:

    Always, always assertive! :twisted:

  8. August 2, 2016

    Once again Congratulations to our law enforcement Brothers and sisters, keep up the great job, but be very cognisance of the fact certain areas are becoming a hot Bed for those illegal, and alleged Co- Crime culprits aided and abeted by the foriegners, that might be just what meets the eyes, remain vigilant, Alert, and more fire, our prayers are in order for your safety, this is 2016, we should approach it like it and consideration, by the powers that be, should look at the possibility of establishing a small Aircraft unit. Obviously, training and other realated aspect has to be considered, let it be clear, we should always be ten steps ahead of those who seek to Destroy our country be it inside, or out side forces. lets be Proactive rather than reactive. Law and order must be maintained! let the force be with them there`s more of us than them.

  9. August 2, 2016

    Here we have it again :!:

    People who sell marijuana will also sell cocaine, and guns.

    Marijuana is a harmful drug and those who sell it know it belongs there right along side cocaine. Cocaine is a personality altering drug conducive to criminal behavior.

    Those who sell marijuana are often found selling guns. This is “in character” for them because are driven by the love of money and don’t care if people are harmed.

    Those who sell the “hard” drugs will sell marijuana because those who want marijuana know that is where they can find it. Also for the drug dealers marijuana is a marketing device. They expect those who experiment with marijuana will eventually be trying cocaine or heroine. Once they have enjoyed a nice cannabis high it is easy to entice them to try something with more kick.

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

  10. ABOLOR
    August 2, 2016

    It\’s three Dominicans! what Venezuela you talking bout? He has DA passport he is Dominica. Over 90 % of passport sales were bought by criminals. Brace yourselves my people. :twisted:

  11. Delvin Castro
    August 2, 2016

    Someone need to print this DNO article and give to skerrit cause he never mentioned crime in his budget address, like it don\’t exist. :cry:

    • Tell the Facts
      August 4, 2016

      He also did not state that Dominicans should fall on their knees and worship God and pray to Him to assist them and keep Dominica a safe and happy place. Which is better?

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