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Three Grand Riviere, Gros Islet males granted bail for drugs, firearm offences

By MERRICK ANDREWS, St. Lucia News Online staff reporter/editor

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Three males who were arrested this week during a police operation in Grand Riviere, Gros Islet that netted a firearm, ammunition and drugs, made their first appearance in court on Friday, May 17, police said in a press release.

Kevin Adonis, 20, Rakim Joseph, 20, and Francis Popo, 17, all residents of Grande Riviere, Gros Islet, were charged for possession of firearm and ammunition without a valid license and possession of a controlled drugs, police said.

At the First District Court, they were granted bail in the sum of $2,000 for possession of ammunition, $5,000 for possession of firearm and $500 for possession of a controlled drugs, and are expected to return to court on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, police said.

Police said Adonis, Joseph, Popo and another unidentified individual were arrested after a 9mm Beretta pistol, 14 rounds of ammunition and a “quantity of illicit drugs” were discovered while executing a search warrant on a residence in Grand Riviere, Gros Islet, around 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 16.

Police said the unidentified individual sustained “gunshot injuries during apprehension”.

“The fourth suspect is still admitted at a local medical facility in stable condition,” police said in a press release.

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  1. honestly if i were consider crime that would not deter me, that's not a lot of money. if you have your ears to the street and you know the kind of money these guys get from their "boss" then you will know that's chump change.... if you guys have such low bail amounts, then when you set these guys free you make it compulsory that they get counseling and maybe job placement/skills training to let them know society has not given up on them or give them a second option. make them see there are alternatives to that kind of life.

  2. Concerned Lucian

    These Judges need to be fired. With the high crime rates especially shootings, they release them on bail for that amount? Just a joke in SLU. They were caught with gun and ammunition and just a slap on the risk with such low bail amount. So now they're out to murder people? When does this end? The judges are the one causing these crimes in St.Lucia.

  3. There we go! Out on bail. Cuck judges out to destroy the social fabric of our island. I bet if a law abiding citizen shot one of those f*ckers dead the courts will have them locked up with bail set over 100k. Fuck all those powers at be that allow these sort of treasonous judgements to be handed down. Burn.

    • it is time the justice system is changing.
      The law should say what is the MINIMUM Charge for a crime, not a maximum charge !
      This would also eliminate the Magistrate/ Lawyer fear for revenge.

  4. Something is wrong with the judiciary. That amount is too little for bail. These criminals will do more tomorrow. Remember magistrate Ann Smith. That's all.


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