UPDATE – Two men facing drug charges

Two Barbadian men will appear in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court today in connection with the seizure of over 200 lbs of cannabis onboard a fishing vessel yesterday.

Augustine Decourcey Adams, a 41-year-old welder from Vault Road, Welchman Hall, St. Thomas and fisherman Ryan Oneal Rollins, 42, of Landsdown, Silver Sands, Christ Church have each been charged with possession, trafficking, intent to supply and importation of cannabis.

They were detained after police seized their boat off Carlisle Bay yesterday, as well as 212 lbs of cannabis discovered aboard the vessel.

12 Responses to UPDATE – Two men facing drug charges

  1. Ryan Williams
    Ryan Williams April 9, 2016 at 11:38 am

    We can circumvent this by legalizing marijuana. In 2016, men should never be charged for having weed. Follow Jamaica……we are are procrastinating bunch in Bim……alcohol is legal and weed isn’t?

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    • Daniel Red Man Clarke
      Daniel Red Man Clarke April 9, 2016 at 11:44 am

      Ryan how can making weed legal for medicinal purposes stop this type of trade? Ppl with prescriptions will get weed that is grown in a controlled environment under close scrutiny. The average person on the street that just want to use it for their own personal reasons will still need a market to purchase from other than the pharmacy. The illegal part of the trade may slow but certainly not sease to exist

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    • Daniel Red Man Clarke
      Daniel Red Man Clarke April 9, 2016 at 11:53 am

      Not saying you personally but a lot of ppl seem to think that if it’s made legal ppl could just walk about and plant / smoke etc. like nobody business. Your point on alcohol is valid. It does do tremendous damage to both your immediate family and your health. If abused that is.

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    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty April 9, 2016 at 12:18 pm

      Marijuana from what I have read has two therapeutic purposes in the treatment of disease and they’re: the treatment of pain associated with certain cancers and glaucoma. But in-depth research hasn’t yet been done in an effort to determine the therapeutic and adverse effects on certain disease processes.

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    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty April 9, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      Here is my last piont on this very touchy subject: when a recreational user of weed looks at it fundamentally, he has to ask himself: what benefits am I deriving from smoking weed either than a euphoric high and possible lung damage in the not too distant future? Nonetheless, what surprises me most about some recreational user of weed, is the fact that they do not seem to connect the fact that most of them are addicted to this drug. Some of them would formed the connection between alcohol addiction, quicker than they do weed.

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    • Ryan Williams
      Ryan Williams April 9, 2016 at 12:51 pm

      When last did someone bring in rum on a boat? Of course we would decriminalize it and certain measures would be in place but, you guys can look at how alcohol is controlled and see why weed should be……we are archaic in our thinking

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    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty April 9, 2016 at 1:03 pm

      Ryan Williams, I am a firm believer that alcohol should be criminalized, given the toll it is exacting on the human life. The campaign for the responsible consuming of alcohol has done little to curve the senseless cost of human life associated with the irresponsible consumption of alcohol.

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    • Ryan Williams
      Ryan Williams April 9, 2016 at 1:23 pm

      We can’t drive under the influence…..we are also charged for drunk and disorderly conduct. Let’s ban work as well and relationships……and also schools……people going postal at work, people dying via crimes of passion…….White teens shooting up schools…..so let’s ban these things.

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  2. Ryan Williams
    Ryan Williams April 9, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Mark Fenty, relationships cause many men to murder their spouses and also take their own lives, schools cause many teens to go their with guns and shoot as many people as they can, driving cars has accounted for more than 100 deaths in the last 5 years. Something should be made illegal because a few people use it indiscriminately? How about implementing programs that focus on proper and responsible usage?

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  3. lester April 9, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    interesting discussion but which is the less of the two evils? lets face it both are destructively eating away at our society, the feel good syndrome and quick money is what is the driving force behind the use and sale of the two evils. What is needed is a serious educational program on the pros and cons of the use of alcohol and marijuana. On the ground a frightening amount of our future the youths are high on something, its not an issue of legality but morality, just my take on it

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  4. Alex Alleyne April 9, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    People trafficking weed don’t care about what the buyers using it for . The people in BIm just smoke to get high. You will be long DEAD and gone before you find out which get you the highest high .So let us forget about this “medical purpose” thing . At the moment , weed is illegal in BIM so if you get caught wid only a spliff , you will be fined or even end up at DODDS. In BIM we do have LAWS, tell them all to comply and keep BDS a safe place to live and be happy.
    P/S……Don’t drink rum either. Find better things to do with your time……Make “love” not “war”.

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  5. jrsmith April 11, 2016 at 6:16 am

    Why is it lots of people seems to want to break the law and lay claims government should legalize the drug. Bajans want this drug legalize because in some states in the US it is legal, monkey see monkey do we should follow Jamaica , but they are documentaries showing what the regular use of the drug does to you..

    In the US the states who has legalize the drug ,is seeing a vast increase in driving Under the Influence of Drugs. More so than alcohol..

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