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Two charged, thousands of cannabis plants seized

Two residents of St John have been charged following a drug eradication operation yesterday that netted 7412 cannabis plants.

The exercise was carried out by members of the Drug Squad supported by members of the Special Services Unit, Anti-Gun Unit, Police Marine Unit and the Barbados Defence Force.

In St John, police say 3033 plants were found at Cliff Cottage, 1092 plants at Pot House, and nine plants at Claybury.

Over in Pollards, St Philip, law enforcement officers found 1088 plants, while 2190 plants were found in Vaughn’s Land, St Joseph.

As a result of the operation at Pot House,, police charged Junior Moore, 39, of Walkers Valley, St George with having no drivers licence and no third party insurance. Also charged was Whitfield Walcott, 56, of no fixed abode.

Both men are due to appear in the District ‘C’ Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

46 Responses to Two charged, thousands of cannabis plants seized

  1. Bryan L
    Bryan L'Ecuyer November 16, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Legalize it Barbados. Then you can make some cash off it and stop wasting time and money chasing down growers. It will never stop.

    • Yvonne Griffith
      Yvonne Griffith November 16, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      Make it legal and become a nation of weed heads. This is satan speaking through you.

    • Corey
      Corey 'Bajanwarrior' Wharton November 16, 2014 at 12:09 pm

      Why is it because the man made a statement it got to be bout the devil. Do you all research and stop making stupid assumptions. Weed has medicinal purposes alot of people in Bim smoke it you would be surprise.

    • Corey
      Corey 'Bajanwarrior' Wharton November 16, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      Harry Husbands not only that…do everything bad run in the church and judge others as well!!

    • Bryan L
      Bryan L'Ecuyer November 16, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      Satan !! Lolololo. That’s hilarious. I don’t do religion, sorry. Weed can save the planet and I don’t smoke. It has a lot of uses beside getting high.

    • Princess Tiny Neferua
      Princess Tiny Neferua November 16, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      It’s good when drank as a tea for chronic pain…

    • Natasha Grant
      Natasha Grant November 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm

      Weed is bad but lets keep alcohol legal

    • Veroniva Boyce
      Veroniva Boyce November 16, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      It is ILLEGAL in Barbados Full Stop!

    • Damian Hinkson
      Damian Hinkson November 16, 2014 at 2:31 pm

      Yvonne Griffith if you live in barbados you know somebody that is smoke weed. it is that prevalent. if you make it legal the number will not raise because all who wanna smoke weed will, it is too easy too get, so your point is not valid.

  2. Natasha Grant
    Natasha Grant November 16, 2014 at 11:54 am

    I agree, legalize it, use it to make money like the USA is doing and direct the man power someplace where it really needed

  3. Livy Stewy
    Livy Stewy November 16, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    They had planes flying low all yesterday morning. It was no surprise they caught someone.

  4. Leah Husbands
    Leah Husbands November 16, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    What amazes me is that the police always finding trees and I can’t see in the news robbers, house breakers caught, robbery ring caught, thieves den rounded it. These are the persons that need to be apprehended.

    • Mandy Springer
      Mandy Springer November 16, 2014 at 12:26 pm

      If you read the court section every day you will see about robbers etc being caught

    • Kendacy Lewis
      Kendacy Lewis November 17, 2014 at 5:10 pm

      I’m not a smoker but it pisses me off when the advertise some kind of alcohol and they would say drink responsible so why can’t you smoke that way too………thousand of people were killed by someone driving under de influence of liquor how many by weed……..but yet alcohol is legal and weed is not…..these people really think everyone on this earth is an ass….so in boils down to legalize the one that the can control and de other that they can’t illegal.

  5. Alicia Padmore
    Alicia Padmore November 16, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Leah Husbands you probably listening to/reading the wrong news our Police Force here are overworked, under paid and doing a great job.

    • Bryan L
      Bryan L'Ecuyer November 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm

      Yes they are ,, . I will be returning to Christ Church for my 17th trip in February so I know.

      • Close Protect November 17, 2014 at 3:38 am

        Welcome back to Barbados, actually, Welcome Home. I am happy that our hospitality has won your heart. Many thanks!!!

  6. Jason Greenidge
    Jason Greenidge November 16, 2014 at 12:21 pm
  7. Leah Husbands
    Leah Husbands November 16, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    I never said they aren’t overworked, underpaid or anything and I never said they aren’t doing a good job, I did say I would prefer robbers and murderers caught as often as trees. Alicia Padmore

    • Veroniva Boyce
      Veroniva Boyce November 16, 2014 at 4:50 pm

      If the robbers and murderers could be sniffed out easily like cannabis plant or thyme herb there would hardly any crime committed on the island.

  8. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce November 16, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Jack and Smart Ass portrayed themselves as Herbivores. Main diet plants and they are stocking up for the winter.One should realise Bim’s four seasons are Summer. Don’t bother wasting tax payers money with a trial and giving them four square meals in Dodds, put a rope around their neck and tie them out to graze on the cannabis.

  9. Grantley Downes
    Grantley Downes November 16, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Every plant every bush every tree was put here by your God for use…

  10. Jason Greenidge
    Jason Greenidge November 16, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Like this pic… The more they fight it the bigger the problem for them becomes

  11. Alex Alleyne November 16, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    We must rid the Island of all this canabis . The drug culture is bad for the country. Where there is drugs’ you will find guns and lots of cash. Persons who hook on drugs will steal anything that is not nail down . Everytime you hear of something going down in BIM its about dope and guns. Youngsters taking out each other and they dropping like “dead-flies” . The Country need the YOUTH not a bunch of dope-heads flashing guns . You guys who are saying that it is ok for all this weed in the Country are watching too much RAP vidoes.
    WAKE UP BARBADOS , Lets take back our Country.

  12. Ronnie Murrell
    Ronnie Murrell November 16, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Wait which is illegal? Smoking marijuana or possession of marijuana?

  13. Jason Greenidge
    Jason Greenidge November 16, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    If legalize…. Drug squad cut, less drugs in stores sold, big business men who bring it in pay pack cut, less fines paid in court…. And the reasons for keeping it illegal goes on.

  14. Julian Roger Gstv
    Julian Roger Gstv November 16, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Healing of the nation

  15. Dave Holder
    Dave Holder November 16, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    a shame…

  16. Andrew Hulsmeier
    Andrew Hulsmeier November 16, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    What a waste

  17. DAP November 16, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    How can we call something that grow from the earth a drug as we know drug is something that is form or made in a lab we must open our eyes and understand the system, or we will always be behind as a nation ,that is why the rich will always be richer and the poor will remain poor,even over eating is a sin and certain things we eat make us sick but we are not going to stop eat,i do not smoke because i choose not to nor do i drink because again i choose not to.Crime was around before our time and we will leave this earth and and it will still be here,what do you all feel that Cane smoke weed before he kill his brother,what about,times have change look at the big nation like Canada the USA -Netherlands etc they know how to control and make money from it let us learn from them. Do not look to put the blame on weed for the bad things that going on in our country,the people hungry and would do anything to survive let us put some of blame on the ones that we give our x too on both sides because it is not an over night thing it is them that have the lower class people hungry.


  18. Gregg Moseley Clarke
    Gregg Moseley Clarke November 16, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    More ridiculousness.. stupsee end prohibition

  19. Raseedah Marshall
    Raseedah Marshall November 16, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Genetha Tiny Brathwaite

  20. Shirley Haynes-Johnson
    Shirley Haynes-Johnson November 16, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Every thing that other countries do Barbadians are real follow patterns poor we

  21. Kearn Williams
    Kearn Williams November 16, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Who are the two residents of St John that have been charged following a drug eradication operation. From what I understand after reading the on-line article posted by yourselves, one from Walkers Valley, St George and the other has no fixed place of abode. Is St John the ‘No place of abode’? Please, please

  22. Bajan lass November 16, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Well, all the medicinal value, I know that it can send u mad as hell, causing you to be walking bout pointing bout and fighting with everybody who u cat see. Memory loss, everything wrong

  23. DAP November 16, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Only Jamaican one does get hungry and live in proverty

  24. Leotta Richards
    Leotta Richards November 17, 2014 at 2:08 am

    If legalize, statistically it’ s use will go up slightly then drop. It can become very addictive and cause mental health issues because of the potency. Younger people will be the ones experiencing mental health effects.

  25. Wow November 17, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Hardly any mention is made of cocaine or other ‘hard’ drugs being seized is ever heard and they are so much more dangerous. Those are are the drugs that more likelly lead to people stealing and other anti-social habits to support their habit.

    Prohibition did not work for alcohol in the 30s , it only created massive criminal empires and perpetuated great violence , why do we feel it will work for weed. I say put our scarce Policing resources to better uses …….like stopping people letting in cold wind on people at night and from people getting their head hammered when they carrying out their duties.

    Whenever their is a little weed find ….u see a whole lot of men in blue and whatnot but somebody get chop up in d ZR stand and ya could hardly see a boy in grey and black furthermore anything else…..stuppseeeee. Our priorities want looking at.

  26. Nyah November 17, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Meanwhile in the US they predict profitable returns…….

  27. randy forde November 17, 2014 at 9:31 am

    I am shock to learn of so many comments on cannabis 32, and when it comes down to serious crimes every one is num on those issues, especially gun crimes that is rocking the Island. what”s going on Bdos ??

  28. Natasha Adams
    Natasha Adams November 17, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    meanwhile in the US…they’re predicting a very profitable return.

  29. Kerry tailz November 17, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    That lady Veronica whoever she is seems to have no clue. Seems like your stuck in the past.


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