Police officer sent to prison for drug charges

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Police officer sent to prison for drug charges

A police officer who was caught last year with drugs while on court duty was this morning sent to prison for two years.

Police Constable Dervin Wilson was sentenced to two years  for the possession of a controlled drug and two years for possession with the intent to supply a controlled drug.

Both sentences will run concurrently which means he will serve only two years in prison.

Wilson had pleaded not guilty but following the trial he was found guilty on May 7, 2013 and sentenced this morning, Friday, June 14, 2013 in the Gros Islet court by Magistrate Velon John.

Wilson, who was the High Court orderly, was suspected of passing drugs to prisoners.

He was reportedly searched on the morning of July 31, 2012 outside the High Court while he was in full police uniform and a quantity of cannabis was found on his person.

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  1. Yardie's song: Marijuana c'est fleur...si ou sayway Velon John kay twapay .. I kay twapay...

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  2. so he got 2yrs for possession and 2yrs for intent to supply .. if my maths is right that adds up to 4yrs, yet he is only serving 2yrs.......hmmm

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    • Both sentences will run concurrently which means he will serve only two years in prison.

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  3. Ignorance and corruption is so rife in St Lucia. I get upset when I turn on my radio or read the comments posted in relation to various news events. Firstly we lack investigative journalist who will get the full story before running a story. We are a society which thrives on they say, "rumour." This poor chap is paying the price not for his actions but rather for his stupidity. The picture is always bigger than it seems. We hear of it all the time, drugs being smuggled into the prisons. I've also heard that cell phones are being smuggled into Bordelais among other things. A friend once told me that a prisoner called him from Bordelais and asked that his cell phone be topped up. Let us for once look at what it is; corruption may exist all the way to the top of our law enforcement institutions. It’s a pity that most times only the small fish get caught.

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  4. So you telling me the amount wasn't enought to go to jail for or let him graduate to bigger things he is a cop to uphold the law he is braking the law he have to pay some of these cop think they have the uniform on they are the law sorry wrong

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  5. There should be zero tolerance for police misconduct. Police misconduct must be treated with the kind of aggressive and no-nonsense attitude we must have when it comes to policing. We have too many thugs in police uniform in St.Lucia. These corrupt officers must be rooted out and dealt with accordingly in order to protect and boost the image of the RSLPF.

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  6. i feel for this guy cause if memory serves me correctly he was one of those hero officers carrying compton's casket all during the period of mourning when most of the other rogue cops were modeling and posing,
    basking in the 2 minutes of fame. so b4 we condemn the guy lets examine velon john and his kangaroo court up in gros islet. we lucians are quick to condemn people when we aren't any better.tanto tanto...

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  7. @tell... Pointless? Are you fking kidding? Because he wore the uniform and carried the badge he deserve way more than what he got. Your attitude should be tried next. Its ppl like you that make st lucias justice system a failure in the first place. Turn your badge in, you dont deserve to have it.

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    • Nadia, I am not condoning what the Wilson did. You need to look at the bigger picture here. I am very well aware of how the criminal justice system works. Our prison system is overcrowded. ARE YOU A TAX PAYER?
      How does it feel to know that our tax money is being spent to feed wilson for such an offence for the next 2 years where he is supposed to be 'rehabilitated?' Having someone sentenced to prison is not the only form of corrections.

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  8. i say Velon John is hypocrite and the st. lucia judicial system. Why aren't they targeting the hierarchy, what about the one with all the millions in his account. this is all BS. What happen to the ones the were providing security for Dudas Coke when he treated like diplomat in our small island...Why is marijuana even illegal? But that just my 5 cents.............

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    • My boyfriend is an officer, when that shate went down he said they were just told to go and watch that boat.....nobody knew who was aboard until after the boat left. Dont talk shate if you eh know. The corruption goes right to the top!

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  9. The drugs dont come from the mules. The ones at the top are the suppliers. Once they go down , the mules won't have any thing on the streets.

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  10. John put a ting on Frederick so who are you to think you wouldn't stick in it ? Eh ? Stupid little officer.

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  11. It was about time that such a message be sent out to the corrupt officers. They do any and every thing for money. Some of them sell out cases and others even release prisoners for money. We officers need to understand that we represent the law and should respect it at all times. I hope that the special constable who was caught with all the ammunition is praying because his coming eh. Wilson awa for u man. You put shame on us the good officers. Hope u walked with your oil and your grease in the prison cell. Looooooooooool

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  12. Hats off to Magistrate Velon John for his decision.We have to start makin examples of those in authority.Let us hope that this continue.

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  13. As much as we police officers need to set the example and this sentencing clearly shows that an example was made out of him to send a strong message to the other corrupt police officers...sentencing someone for such a small quantity of drugs is pointless; the prison system is already over crowded.....

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    • It is not the quantity sir; its the principle of the matter. The drugs smuggled by this Police Officer may have had far reaching effects within the Prison system.

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    • amen Tell, do you know we are breeding criminals in jail, because when u send someone up for marijuana, they do jail murderers, thieves. what do we expect them to learn behind bars. So a man arrested and sentenced for possession of marijuana will later grow into our next baige....smfh. we need corrective lenses for our Tunnel vision, as young people will say quick quick quick.......

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    • That's not really a strong message. The average kid gets far more time. As a defender and protector of the law he should get the triple the time. Not that I have anything against the herb. Should be legalised IMHO but breaking the law is breaking the law.

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    • have you forgotten that he called the prisoners his boys when he was minister? get the hell outta here!!!!!

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