Airline employees among several on drug charges
Two Grenadines Airlines employees are being hauled before the courts today after being found with 30 pounds of cannabis in their possession.
Peter Johnson Cox, 30, of Montrose, Christ Church and Paul Antonio Romero, 32, of Silver Hill, Christ Church were traveling in a company vehicle along the ABC Highway around 12:50 pm on Saturday when they were intercepted by members of the Drug Squad.
Police say a search of the vehicle revealed a green haversack containing 16 packages of cannabis weighing 30.5 lbs.
The two are due to appear in the District ‘B’ Magistrates Court charged with possession of the drug, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation.
Two other residents are due to appear at the District ‘C’ Magistrate’s Court today to answer drug-related charges.
Thirty-five-year old Corrie Toppin of Chapel #7, St. Philip is facing charges of possession of cannabis, trafficking and possession with intent to supply cannabis.
Lawmen say two pounds of the drug were discovered at his residence after members of the Drug Squad executed a search warrant yesterday.
Additionally, Vincent Thorne, 48, of Bushy Park, St. Philip was yesterday charged with possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and cultivation after 137 cannabis plants were discovered under cultivation at the back of his residence. A loose quantity of cannabis was also discovered on him, police say.