Three persons were arrested yesterday for possession of marijuana. The arrests took place in two separate incidents during an anti-crime exercise in the Courland Trace area in Shirvan.
Officers executed a search warrant around 3.50 am at a home in Black Rock. During the search, a white crocus bag containing 440 grammes of dried, plant-like material resembling marijuana was found concealed in a cupboard. JOICE SURREY was arrested and later charged for the offence. She appeared at the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court yesterday and was placed on a bond to keep the peace for two years. If found in default, she will be brought to court and sentenced to six months’ hard labour.
In the second incident, officers executed a search warrant around 4.30 am at a home in Patience Hill. One hundred and forty-five grammes of plant-like material resembling marijuana was allegedly found on a piece of white cloth on a nightstand in a bedroom. Thirty-three-year-old STEPHEN DEMAS and 34-year-old ANNISHA PIERRE were arrested. They appeared at the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court yesterday and were each fined $1,000 or two months’ hard labour.
The exercise, which was conducted between the hours of 2.45 am and 6.20 am, was coordinated and supervised by Snr Supt Garvin Simon and spearheaded by Sgt Stewart. It included officers of the Tobago Divisional Task Force, Charlotteville, Scarborough, Roxborough, Moriah, Crown Point, and Shirvan Road Police Stations as well as the Canine Unit.