Oistins Magistrates Court hands down decision on seizure of close to 50 Ganja plants in 2 cases
Members of the Drug Squad assisted by members of the SSU executed several search warrants in the morning of June 17, 2014, and the following persons were arrested and charged for the following offences:
- Possession of cannabis
- Possession with intent to supply
- Trafficking; and
Damian Ricardo Talma, 35 year old University Student, of Dacosta Drive, Lodge Hill, St. Michael, was arrested and charged as a result of a warrant which was executed at his residence and 22 cannabis plants were discovered and seized.
Damian Allan McCarthy, 25 year, of Dacosta Drive, Rock Hall, St. Philip, was arrested and charged as a result of a warrant which was executed at his residence and 17 cannabis plants were discovered and seized.
He appeared at the Oistins Magistrates Court before the Chief Magistrate and pleaded guilty to the charges. For the charge of Possession, he was fined $5, 000 on or before September 19, 2014 or 9 months in prison. He was CRD on the remaining charges.
- David Welch; Insp.
Public Relations Officer