Drugs found at Dodds

Police are probing the discovery of illegal drugs in cells at Her Majesty’s Prison, Dodds, St. Philip.

Law enforcers have already charged two inmates in connection with the find.

Forty-three-year-old Wayne Randolph Springer, currently serving 25 years for rape, is accused of illegal possession of more than 10 grams of cannabis, while 28-year-old Morlan Orein King, on remand for felony offences, is charged with illegal possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of over 42 grams of cannabis.

Both men are expected to appear at the District “C” Magistrate’s Court on Monday to answer the charges.

Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector David Welch, said that last Thursday, prison officers conducted random searches of cells and found the drugs in two cells.

Welch said that in one cell, two transparent packages were discovered and three similar packages found in another cell.

Meanwhile, members of the Police Marine Unit, came upon 239 cannabis plants during an inland operation in the Woodland, Dash Valley, Greens communities. The plants were reported to be under cultivation, hidden in bushy areas.

No arrests has been made.

Additionally, a 35-year-old man, who was stopped by a police patrol at Silver Sands last Thursday, is now facing three drugs charges – illegal possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of four and a half pounds of cannabis.

Police said they charged Rodney Cuthbert Clarke of Silver Sands, Christ Church, after searching his haversack. (EJ)†

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