Grand Mal Man Charged for Drugs and Firearm

The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) is continuing with its relentless war to clamp down on illegal activities on the island.

Joseph Sylvester – got in trouble with the law for drugs and firearms

Joseph Sylvester – got in trouble with the law for drugs and firearms

The Drug Squad of the force has swooped down on Grand Mal resident, Joseph Sylvester who has been identified as a Yachtsman by profession.

Sylvester was charged with possession of a Smith and Wesson pistol, and a nine-millimeter Beretta pistol, and 24 rounds of ammunition, and possession and trafficking of marijuana.

The suspect was taken into custody last week Wednesday after police raided the house where he was residing and discovered 35.6 pounds of marijuana which the Police Prosecution Department estimates to have a street value of $80,000.

The lawmen also discovered the two firearms and ammunition locked in a safe.

Joseph appeared before Chief Magistrate, Her Honour Tamara Gill last week Friday at the St. George’s N0.1 Magistrate’s Court and was placed on bail in the sum of $70,000 with two sureties.

As part of the bail condition, the Chief Magistrate ordered the accused man to surrender all his travel documents, and not to leave the jurisdiction without permission from the court.

Joseph who is due back in court on April 18th also has to report to the Central Police Station on the Carenage, St. George’s every Monday and Friday between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

However, Counsel for the accused,  Peter David believes reporting, as part of the bail condition, is becoming too repetitious, stating that the RGPF should open a Department of Reporting for accused persons.

The court learnt that police are looking for another suspect in the matter whose name was given as Glenroy Andrews of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

A source associated with the matter told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that Joseph claimed when he was picked up that Andrews who is currently on bail gave him the marijuana to hold for safe-keeping.

Also charged for possession of illegal firearm and ammunition this past week is Gianna Pompey of Green Street, St. George’s.

The 24-year old Pompey who was described as a Businesswoman was granted bail in the sum of $25,000 with two sureties and will appear in court on March 15th.

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