Got TIPS or BREAKING NEWS? Please call 1-284-442-8000 or Email ALL news to:newsvino@outlook.com; ads call 1-284-440-6666

5 youths in their 20s arrested & charged for drug possession

- to appear @ Magistrate’s Court
According to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Arrest Blotter for the period, January 26 – February 1, 2020, 5 youths were arrested and charged for alleged drug offences and will now be at the mercy of a magistrate. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Some five young mean, all in their 20s, found themselves in trouble with the law, after allegedly found to be in possession of a controlled drug recently.

According to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Arrest Blotter for the period, January 26 – February 1, 2020, the 5 youths were arrested and charged and will now be at the mercy of a magistrate.

See arrests below:

Possession of a Controlled Drug

On 29-01-20 at 1:15am, Police arrested and charged Taslim Matthias, 21, of Little Dix Hill for Possession of a Controlled Drug. He was granted bail in the amount of $3,000 with one signed surety to appear before the Magistrate’s Court on 11-03-20 at 9:00am.

On 30-01-20 at 4:25pm, Police arrested and charged Shamari Henley, 22, of Cane Garden Bay for Possession of a Controlled Drug. He was granted bail in the amount of $5,000 with one signed surety to appear before the Magistrate’s Court on 11-03-19 at 9:00am.

On 30-01-20 at 10:25pm, Police arrested and charged Kevaughn Williams, 26, of Fat Hog’s Bay for Possession of a Controlled Drug. He was granted bail in the amount of $5,000 with one signed surety to appear before the Magistrate’s Court on 11-03-19 at 9:00am.

On 30-01-20 at 5:43pm, Police arrested and charged Adriel Hodge, 22, of Belle Vue for Possession of Cannabis and Tinted Windows. He was granted bail in the amount of $5,000 with one signed surety to appear before the Magistrate’s Court on 11-03-20 at 9:00am.

On 31-01-20 at 3:15pm, Police arrested and charged Niko Scatliffe, 24, of Paraquita Bay for Possession of a Controlled Drug. He was granted bail in the amount of $2,000 with one signed surety to appear before the Magistrate’s Court on 25-02-20 at 9:00am.

Burglary

On 27-01-20 at 10:15am, Police arrested and charged Shiloh Cato, 23, of no fixed place of abode for 2 counts of Burglary and Theft. He appeared before the Magistrate’s Court and was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison.

Reckless Driving

On 29-01-20 at 9:35am, Police arrested and charged Xavier Buxo, 28 of George’s North Side for Reckless Driving, Driving without Seat Belt, Driving without Front Identification Plate, Driving an Unlicensed Vehicle, Driving an Uninsured Vehicle, Keeping for Use an Unlicensed Vehicle, Failing to Stop at the Sound of the Police Siren, Exceeding the Speed Limit, Using a License Plate on Vehicle to Which it was Not Assigned, Failing to Comply with a Lawful Signal of a Police Officer and Reckless and Negligent Act. He was granted bail in the amount of $10,000 with one signed surety to appear before the Magistrate’s Court on 25-02-20 at 9:00am.

6 Responses to “5 youths in their 20s arrested & charged for drug possession”

  • Wow (06/02/2020, 12:22) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    OKAY! WHAT NOW ?
  • Wow (06/02/2020, 14:28) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    So 1 person for Cannabis and 4 for Controlled drug! Keep away for the white lady in the silver underwear
  • STOP SENDING OUR YOUTHS TO PRISON FOR SIMPLE CRIMES (06/02/2020, 14:35) Like (11) Dislike (5) Reply
    Far too often, our youth offenders are housed at the HM Prison that could leave them worse off.
    Sending our youths to prison for simple crimes is an outdated approach r h to rehabilitation that too often includes physical and sexual abuse, neglect and isolation. These facilities tear our young people away from the schools, families and faith communities where they can find the support and services they need for success. Instead of nurturing responsible citizens, imprisonment risk systemically traumatizing youth and leaving them less able to find employment, have healthy relationships, get an education and lead productive lives. These types of arrest is heartbreaking, but they need not be disheartening.


    Coupled with awareness of the problems should be awareness of the tremendous progress being made to change the way our criminal justice system operates in the BVI. I’m tired of a system that is engage in a continued punitive measures model.

    We owe it to our young people and their families to invest in more community-based interventions that actually work. The models are there. It’s time to replicate and build on them to give young people access to services and supports that will keep us all safer. We can’t afford not to. Let’s fix this together!
    • Effed up system (06/02/2020, 16:03) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      So true. . . But I'm sure the system is seen as another money making business. Arrest for simple crimes, fine them big. Sad but I believe that's the main goal. Money!
  • wise up (06/02/2020, 15:56) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
    @ STOP SENDING OUR YOUTHS TO PRISON FOR SIMPLE CRIMES ,
    So are saying it’s ok for them to carry around illegal drugs and rob persons of there belongings wow,send them up the prison so they would learn and give them bread and water up balo stop giving them 5 star meal.


Create a comment


Create a comment

Disclaimer: Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) welcomes your thoughts, feedback, views, bloggs and opinions. However, by posting a blogg you are agreeing to post comments or bloggs that are relevant to the topic, and that are not defamatory, liable, obscene, racist, abusive, sexist, anti-Semitic, threatening, hateful or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be excluded permanently from making contributions. Please view our declaimer above this article. We thank you in advance for complying with VINO's policy.

Weather


Follow Us On

Disclaimer: All comments posted on Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) are the sole views and opinions of the commentators and or bloggers and do not in anyway represent the views and opinions of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Virgin Islands News Online and its parent company.