Members of the Drug Squad of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) have arrested and charged a St. John’s resident with possession and trafficking of marijuana and cocaine.
The suspect – Errol Sylvester John of Mt. Nesbit, St. John’s – was arrested on Christmas Eve during a police operation at Maran, St. John’s.
A team of Police Officers attached to the Drug Squad stopped John who was driving in his black Mitsubishi van, registration number PAE354, at Maran and conducted a search.
THE NEW TODAY understand that during the search, six packages containing 27 pounds of marijuana were found.
The lawmen reportedly carried the drug accused to his Mt. Nesbit home where a further ten pounds of marijuana and four ounces of cocaine were found in a barrel.
The law enforcement officers also confiscated cash amounting to $700.00 found among the illegal drugs, as well as the vehicle itself.
In making his first court appearance last Friday, Police Prosecutor, Corporal Vah Hercules objected to bail being granted to John who has dual citizenship.
She told the court, presided over by Chief Magistrate, Her Honour Tamara Gill, this is not just a simple person with a mere hand-rolled marijuana cigarette that is before the court.
Cpl Hercules described the drug accused as being a “big fish” who was in possession of a British Passport and feared that he can run away.
John was born in Grenada and at age 11 traveled to England. He returned to Grenada in 2008 following the death of his mother. The last time the drug accused went to England was June 3, 2011.
The court was informed that the cocaine has a street value of $11,360.00, while the marijuana is valued at $7,572.
John who owns a bus was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prisons at Richmond Hill, St. George’s, and is due to appear at the Gouyave Magistrate’s Court in St. John’s on January 15.