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Tourist fined for cocaine

COURT TODAY BLOCKAlthough the small amount of cocaine which he had was worth only $80, an American visitor was ordered to part with $1,000 today after pleading guilty to having the illegal substance early this morning.

Bradley Augustine Burke, 37, went before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A” Magistrates Court to answer the charge. Burke was on a four-day visit to the island.

According to Station Sergeant Irvin Kellman, Burke was at a Christ Church establishment during the early hours of this morning. A security guard who was patrolling the floor, saw him standing close to a bathroom with a female.

He noticed Burke give something to the woman, who entered the bathroom, returned a short while later and handed something to Burke.

The guard became suspicious and when he asked the visitor what he had in his hand, Burke dropped it to the floor.

The guard picked it up and discovered that it was a small amount of a white powdery substance in a wrapper, later determined to be .5 grammes of cocaine.

The forthwith cost was paid.

16 Responses to Tourist fined for cocaine

  1. Mark Kozielec
    Mark Kozielec February 4, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Just say no! I know it’s hard though. I’m offered that crap every five feet I walk in Bim.

  2. Dennis Archer
    Dennis Archer February 4, 2016 at 10:03 am

    And there is the problem right there !!
    As long as idiots buy this poison, there will be sellers.
    I too get fed up with being asked if I want to buy this garbage.
    The Police really need to crack down ( excuse the pun – it was un-intended )

  3. Sin Miedo
    Sin Miedo February 4, 2016 at 10:05 am

    But wait if it was a local wid a $5 bag of weed he wuda get lock up tho smh

  4. Jules Baxter
    Jules Baxter February 4, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Why the hell would people by coke that they have no idea, where it was made, what’s in it? The drug pushers need no encouragement, was annoyed to have one sit at our table at a cafe in St Lawrence Gap and pressurise us non stop to buy narcotics! We had to drink up and leave and the cafe let him sit at the bar waiting for prey to walk in!

    • Mark Kozielec
      Mark Kozielec February 4, 2016 at 10:35 am

      The Gap is the worst. I’m walking hand in hand with my wife and some guy is trying to sell me anything ……….including the young lady he was with that couldn’t have been 17 years young. It’s disgusting down there. I go for dinner early….,like 5:30 and then I leave before the predators come out

    • Jules Baxter
      Jules Baxter February 4, 2016 at 10:46 am

      Yeh we prefer hanging out at Oistins to the Gap, the guy that accosted us did it in the afternoon so I’m not sure I would want to attempt to go near the nightclubby part of the Gap at night.

    • Jema Goodluck
      Jema Goodluck February 4, 2016 at 10:56 am

      What, St Lawrence Gap is like that now? I work in some of the finest hotels and restaurants in gap and the gap uses to be one of the hottest place for tourist in the eighties.

    • Jules Baxter
      Jules Baxter February 4, 2016 at 11:05 am

      The guy annoying us in the bar happened a few days ago, a couple if dealers ask us in the street when we do take a walk around Dover, funnily enough one dealer on the street told us not to feel intimidated so maybe the police are starting to talk to these people about the effect they have on visitors.

    • Mark Kozielec
      Mark Kozielec February 4, 2016 at 11:28 am

      Jema Goodluck a lot has changed since the 80’s

    • Karin Russell
      Karin Russell February 4, 2016 at 12:37 pm

      In the future, alert the business’s manager to the pest/s’ presences. Sitting in silence does no one any good.

    • Jules Baxter
      Jules Baxter February 4, 2016 at 4:28 pm

      I put a review on the businesses trip advisor page about the dealer sat in the bar, felt safer than aggravating the dealer. Other than him though I love Barbados to bits 🙂

  5. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley February 4, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Deport and bar him from future visits to the island. Locals get sent to prison for less amounts. treat everyone the same

  6. Gavin Dawson
    Gavin Dawson February 4, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Steal a tin of tuna from the supermarket, and you do 6 months – a year + a fine, but have Coke or any other naucotics, and you are a tourist you get a smacked wrist and a fine, why was he not deported and classed as undesirable & not allowed in Barbados again,are we SO hard up for tourists ? Even tourists complain about being accosted by people selling drugs, Barbados wakey wakey, beware news travels fast these days about being asked to buy illegal drugs, in Barbados!

  7. Rick February 4, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    What about tge person who sold him the drugs…its more important to catch that person…

  8. Gregg Ifill
    Gregg Ifill February 4, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    What happened to the female pusher?

  9. Digger February 5, 2016 at 10:40 am

    I agree with Gavin, As a visitor to your wonderfull island country, set strick rules. But the person involed must have purchased the drugs after they arrived, thats the problem get the source also


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