Three appear in court on firearm and drug charges

Three men appeared in court today charged in connection with firearm and drug related offences, committed on Tuesday, August 15 at Brittons Hill, St Michael.

They are 33-year-old Adesina Kijana Crichlow of Brydens Ave, Brittons Hill, St Michael, 24-year-old Akeem Samuel Carlisle Bentham of Best Road, Lodge Road, Christ Church, and 34-year-old Marlon Ricardo Thorpe of #691 Kingsland Terrace, Christ Church.

Members of the Anti-Gun Unit and the Tactical Response Unit (TRU) executed a search warrant at Brydens Ave, Brittons Hill where Crichlow, Bentham and Thorpe were all found at a residence in possession of two firearms and drugs.

Crichlow was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of 15 rounds of ammunition; Bentham was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of 14 rounds of ammunition; while Thorpe was charged with unlawful possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply cannabis and trafficking of cannabis.

The trio appeared before Magistrate Douglas Fredericks in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court where Crichlow and Bentham were both remanded to Her Majesty Prisons, Dodds, to reappear in Court on September 15.

Thorpe was granted bail at the sum of $5,000 with one surety and is expected to reappear in Court on November 6.

8 Responses to Three appear in court on firearm and drug charges

  1. Glenroy Gaskin Green
    Glenroy Gaskin Green August 19, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Political officials need to hold themselves accountable for these guns and drugs entering the country. Stop the madness they know what’s going on.

    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor August 20, 2017 at 7:25 am

      I wonder which politician sits at a port of entry and allows guns and drugs to enter this island……. It’s folks like you and I that allow this to happen….

    • Glenroy Gaskin Green
      Glenroy Gaskin Green August 20, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      Iam not going to get into a back and fourth with you, do you actually think that the ones who have no control over policies or decide how laws are implemented on what comes and goes into the country are the ones allowing these types of activities to enter into the country.

      • Bajan_Leroy August 21, 2017 at 10:10 am

        Actually both, i bet there are some porters/forklift drivers in the port who know the ins and outs of the port so well they can evade looking eyes and then there is payouts to customs officers to look the other way. So drugs and guns happen at many levels of society.
        Fishing boats to pleasure boats to super luxury yatchs to container shipment to barrels.

        But what amazes me sometimes is that coast guard can go out to sea and find 5lbs of weed in a bucket with fishing supplies but a container came in port 2 weeks ago with nuff nuff drugs and no one aint charge yet.

  2. jrsmith August 20, 2017 at 5:46 am

    The who is who , is leading a big up life with blood on they hands
    in barbados , they all know where the guns come from and when, so as the drugs , you cannot think how easy it seems getting guns and drugs through our air and sea ports, all seems so corrupt………
    But one day it will all come tumbling down, when the US and
    Scotland yard enforcement put it together……..Lets see who would be smiling then…….Watch the big up running for cover the thing is they all give each other up , hope the proceeds of crime act is legislation in barbados……………………………………..

  3. jrsmith August 20, 2017 at 5:49 am

    Well, well the media in barbados is becoming just as scared and frighten as the people……………………..

  4. BIGSKY August 20, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    If all three of them was at the house with the guns, I would have remanded all three of them.Do you know when or who will use the guns there?

  5. jrsmith August 21, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    @, Sharon T, hail, hail , your (7:25) looking back this is a serious question / statement , may not be politicians but lots of others, how are we being flooded with guns and no one is getting caught………..


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