Montserrat police seize almost 9,000 marijuana seedlings

The Royal Montserrat Police Service (RMPS) continued their marijuana eradication project into the weekend which resulted in the discovery and seizure of 8,636 seedling plants.

According to Deputy Commissioner Bradley Siddell, these numbers confirm that Montserrat has the capacity to sustain a vibrant illegal marijuana cultivation enterprise. He added, "The RMPS will continue to search and destroy these drug plantations."

According to Deputy Commissioner Bradley Siddell, these numbers confirm that Montserrat has the capacity to sustain a vibrant illegal marijuana cultivation enterprise. He added, “The RMPS will continue to search and destroy these drug plantations.”

Last week, Siddell reported that 750 marijuana plants were discovered in the CARICOM Village of Lookout. An individual was taken into custody after being found with Cannabis Sativa.

Today, the senior police official said “Dexter Lewis of Look Out was met and a search of his person was carried out which revealed a quantity of Cannabis Sativa seeds. Lewis was arrested and a search warrant was executed on his premises on November 7, 2013 where another quantity of cannabis sativa seeds along with a portion of vegetable matter of the plant suspected to be cannabis sativa was found. Lewis appeared before Magistrate Veronica Dorsette Hector on two charges of possession of cannabis sativa on November 8, 2013. He pleaded guilty to one count of possession of cannabis sativa and was fined $1500.00 in default 2 months imprisonment. The second count of possession was subsequently dismissed by Crown Counsel from the DPP’s office.”

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