On Friday, the police arrested and charge two men in two separate incidents with unlawful possession of controlled drugs, among other offences.
35yrs-old Lester Parker, aka “One” of Falmouth was charged with Possession 62.2 grams of Cannabis and Possession with intent to sell. He was further charged with Possession of Criminal Property of over EC $25,000 and US $62.00, as well as driving without a valid driver’s license. The charges came about as a result of a routine traffic check, which the officers attached to the Dockyard Police Station conducted on Thursday. The accused was spotted driving a Silver Suzuki motor jeep, A12549 and was stopped by the police and searched.
A large sum of money, totalling EC$25,044.50 and US$62.00 was found both on his person and also stashed away inside the vehicle. The police also found that he was not the holder of a valid Antigua and Barbuda Driver’s License. A Search Warrant was executed at his home in Falmouth and a quantity of Cannabis as well as several vehicle license plates was found in his possession. The items were seized and taken to the police station.
In a separate incident, 31yrs-old Kevin Baptiste, aka “Gussy” of Golden Grove was arrested and charged with Possession 2lbs of Cannabis, Possession with intent to sell and Being Concerned in the Supplying of a Controlled Drugs. On Friday, officers attached to the Narcotics Department executed a Search Warrant at his Golden Grove property and found several transparent plastic bags with Cannabis. The drugs was seized and taken to the station and he was arrested and charged.