POLICE PRESS RELEASE – On Saturday, September 13, 2014, officers attached to the Marine Unit of the Southern Division intercepted a pirogue named “Jah walks on water” about 1 nautical mile off Gros Piton, Soufriere.
The vessel was boarded and searched. At the time, there were two male occupants on board the vessel. During the search, the officers recovered three polythene bags containing what is suspected to be marijuana.
Both men were arrested and subsequently charged for possession of a controlled drug and possession with the intent to supply a controlled drug. They are Dave Francis and Mackay Antoine, both of Baron’s Drive, Soufriere.
The men appeared before the Second District Court in Soufriere on Monday, September 15, 2014. Bail was granted in the sum of $3,000.00 each on the charge of possession and $4,000.00 on the charge of possession with the intent to supply. They are also required to report to the Soufriere Police Station twice weekly and to surrender all travel documents.
They are expected to make another court appearance before the Second District Court in Soufriere on October 22, 2014.