Lawmen make weekend drug sweep

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Cannabis plants allegedly found at the residence of Clint Hurley.

St Michael resident Clint Hurley has been ordered to pay $55,000 forthwith or he will spend 18 months behind bars following the discovery of 104 cannabis plants under cultivation in his yard.

The drug was found yesterday by members of the Drug Squad, who’d executed a search warrant at Hurley’s residence at Mission Gap, Brittons Cross Road.

The 38-year-old was charged with possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and cultivation.

He appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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Cannabis found in the Ridge, St Joseph.

Meantime, some 3000 cannabis plants were discovered under cultivation in a wooded area in the Ridge, St Joseph area yesterday.

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Lawmen carried out the operation in the Ridge, St Joseph yesterday.

The operation, conducted between 10 am and 2.05 pm, was led by the Anti Gun Unit and assisted by the Marine and Special Services Units and members of the Barbados Defence Force.

Police say there were 1500 ‘well maintained’ seedlings, and 1500 trees ranging from 2 feet to 5 feet in height.

An illegal connection to the water supply of the Barbados Water Authority was also discovered, however no arrests were made.

And in another operation, members of the Drug Squad today arrested 40-year-old Trevor Best of Pine Plantation Road, St. Michael after nine cannabis plants were allegedly discovered under cultivation in his enclosed yard.

Police say a loose quantity of cannabis was also discovered in his home, weighing an overall four pounds.

Best has been charged with possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and cultivation.

16 Responses to Lawmen make weekend drug sweep

  1. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce July 20, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Good. Now burn the lot.

  2. Elke Hassell
    Elke Hassell July 20, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    LOL I can’t even believe somebody actually clicked the “like” button on this!!! When are we gonna stop this foolishness and treat Weed as a CRIME and stop congesting our prison with this outdated stance. Barbados you need to start living in Reality and not in the Stone Ages. Concentrate on Real Crime out there like Murders, reckless ZR Drivers, Praedial Larceny, Drunk Drivers etc. etc. etc.

  3. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce July 20, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    ‘Like’ the Police is doing what they are paid to do. Growing, Dealing, Supplying cannabis is illegal it is a crime that has been committed. Only those who think they are above the LAW don’t think so.

  4. L.Allan Wilkie
    L.Allan Wilkie July 20, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Up in smoke!

  5. Charly Bamboo
    Charly Bamboo July 20, 2014 at 5:15 pm
  6. Poetry Dancer
    Poetry Dancer July 20, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    i wonder what they did with it all…i’ve never used drugs but somebody is making a profit. i just wonder whom…

  7. Francis McClean
    Francis McClean July 20, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Check what’s going on in the US regarding this plant. IT is being legalized in some states. England is scientifically studying it so is Israel for the medicinal benefits which are numerous and encouraging. Marijuana stocks are being traded on the DOW. NYC AG announced that he will not be prosecuting people caught with small quantities. The writing is on the wall people. It has left the gate…..

    • Francis McClean
      Francis McClean July 21, 2014 at 6:46 pm

      @Renee that’s the move. I jumped on MJNA A few weeks ago. I like your thinking. Not much to loose and everything to gain. Nothing but upside. Too many of us are afraid of the market and it’s the only game in town.

  8. Adrian M Chase
    Adrian M Chase July 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Veroniva Boyce must be at least 60 years old……please do try to catch up with the world.

  9. Matthew Furby Dan Spooner
    Matthew Furby Dan Spooner July 20, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    prettttyyy greeeennnnn

  10. Bobby Brown
    Bobby Brown July 20, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Good work bring those who do illegal stuff too justuce

  11. Susan Banfield
    Susan Banfield July 20, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Shud leave the ppl tings alone ……

  12. Doria Alleyne
    Doria Alleyne July 21, 2014 at 8:31 am

    The LAWMEN takes the weed from those who palnt it and take it them selves I know cause I have see it many time when I was back there growing up.


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