Former soldier remanded to prison to await sentencing

A former member of the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) was remanded to prison when he appeared in court yesterday on a number of drug-related charges.

Thirty-five-year-old Ovid Comienskey Alleyne of Belle Road #1, My Lords Hill, St Michael, was arrested on Saturday, December 9 when members of the Drug Squad executed a warrant at his residence in the Belle Road area. During the search, a quantity of loose cannabis was discovered along with 14 cannabis plants being cultivated in his yard.

The total weight of the cannabis was 4.5 kgs with an estimated street value of $18,000.

Alleyene was charged with possession of cannabis, trafficking of cannabis, possession of cannabis with intent to supply, and cultivation of cannabis.

He appeared before Magistrate Douglas Fredricks in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ court where he pleaded guilty to the charges and was remanded to prison pending sentencing.

16 Responses to Former soldier remanded to prison to await sentencing

  1. Margreet Thompson
    Margreet Thompson December 10, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Hahaha.. Omar.. They mean food or animals not vegetable matter

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  2. Jack Hanma
    Jack Hanma December 10, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Wait Barbados today seeing that you plastering and smearing people so tell me did you pay Mia Mottley yet for the slander and defamation of character that you blatantly posted with out due care of full investigation? Just asking

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    • Lil Pigeon December 10, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      I guess the Nation Newspaper and Loop News in the smear campaign as well since both carrying the same news item!!!

      SMH

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  3. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn December 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    He should set free. He served the nation already. But this is one of the same soldiers who used to destroy people marijuana. Now he growing it.

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  4. Mac December 10, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    What has his past employment to do with the allegation.

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  5. Puppa Weekes December 10, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Ovid Alleyne was dismissed from the BDF approximately 10 years ago.

    So exactly what is the point?

    Stuspeeeeee

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  6. Kevin Watson
    Kevin Watson December 10, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Local cultivation would save some much needed forex. Seize the imports and leave the local green

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  7. Ras December 10, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Any thing Jehovah God Almighty created is LEGAL
    Marijuana is a Plant Almighty God created for Man to use
    These Lilliputians and straw men calling it illegal

    Countries and States where Marijuana is legal
    Alaska, Jamaica, Washington D.C.,Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Colorado, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, North Korea, Oregon, Pakistan, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, Uruguay,
    In Barbados you get send to Prison for having what God created no wonder the Demons taking over the Schools now

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    • roger headley December 11, 2017 at 8:23 am

      Have a strong word with your government, Ras

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      • Leroy December 11, 2017 at 1:43 pm

        File a lawsuit against the state to the ccj that the law discriminates against your religion ras.

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  8. Tee White December 10, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    When will Barbados stop this nonsense of locking up people for growing ganja? It’s like locking up people for making rum. And we got people out on bail who couldn’t account for the bullets they had in their possession. Which does cause the most damage to society – a spliff or a gun and a bullet? Steuuuuuuupse.

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  9. Carlisle Norville December 11, 2017 at 10:00 am

    tell me why I as a former member of the Barbados coast guard, with proof ,keep asking that the drug squad be investigated for their dealings with the distrubution of cocain, to certain drug lords in nelson street, & other areas ( yes lock up a small time defence force personel )(why dont you lock up de big boys in de drug squad) that have been distrubuting cocain for yrs now, you pack of hypocrit,fooling people that you carying out the law & breaking it BIG time, yourselves,( international agencies need to be brough in to deal with piolice & custom officers, that assist in the cocain coming into barbados, captains on small vessels & ships bringing in the cocain for custom dfficers ( Deal with that & stop fooling bagans)

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  10. Carlisle Norville December 11, 2017 at 10:17 am

    I am in total agreement with those of you who say that Ganga is a product that the nation could profit from( on the international scene it is grown harvested produce as a product for health purposes ,( those of us who have research Ganga understand its psychological effect on the human brain),(if smoked in a challis like they do in the rich Muslim countryes &in a controlled way) they are so many benificts in using ganga( when it is abuse as I see people here in barbados doing, like drinking hennesey brandy & then smoking, thats a foolish & dagerous thing, in the long run, you will suffer from deep psycological negative paronoia, ganga can be used in studying, & sitting exams( so many benifits can be derived )( why dont this backward set of bagan educated fools wake up & realize that they are living in the pass, & need to catch up with reality)

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    • Carlisle Norville December 11, 2017 at 10:20 am

      I notice too late that I have spelt some words incorrectly( please overlook that) thanks.!

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  11. Haskell Murray December 11, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Barbados has on its law books some laws that make no sense at all do you know that spitting in the road could land you in jail .
    Do you know that if you owe a merchant and don’t pay that you could go to jail for not paying and so the ganga law is one of those stupid laws still on the books when most of the countries of world have legalized it and will reap huge taxes from it, so Barbados get with it and legalize it . My regret is that Peter Tosh is not alive to see it is being legalize all over the world including his native Jamaica. “Legalize it and I will promote it “Peter Tosh

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  12. jrsmith December 11, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    @, Carlisle Norville, hail ,hail , your (10;17 ) great shout which says it all …………But this is Barbados , if you live in certain areas , is you live on the right side of the street , if you are certain peoples family or close friends you are in with the chance , … I always say when the day comes that the people who are protecting the big criminals in Barbados , is going to need protecting themselves because they know too much then we will see things change in Barbados , people running and hiding to save they lives , one day , one day………..

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