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Drug & gun seizure: Four offered bail!

Chaim Todman is offered bail in the sum of $70,000. Photo: VINO
Shawn Williams about to enter the Magistrate's Court this afternoon, April 17, 2012. Photo: VINO
Shawn Williams about to enter the Magistrate's Court this afternoon, April 17, 2012. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The four men charged with gun and cannabis possession were granted bail this afternoon, April 17, 2012 when they made their first court appearance in the Magistrate’s Court.

The quartet was allegedly found with the illegal items last Sunday April 15, 2012 during a stop and search carried out on a blue Mitsubishi motor vehicle in the West End area.

Twenty six year-old Mustafa Claxton of Free Bottom; 28-year-old Jose Miguel Christopher of Long Look; 31-year-old Shaun Williams of Purcell Estate and the driver 32-year-old Chaim Todman of Johnson Ghut were charged with a number of offences including unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, unlawful importation of a firearm and ammunition, conspiracy to import, importation and unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to supply. They have all pleaded not guilty.

Meanwhile, Christopher, Williams and Claxton have also been slapped with illegal entry charges. They too pleaded not guilty to that offence.

However, after listening to mitigation from Christopher, Todman and Williams’ lawyers, Senior Magistrate Valerie Stephens offered Christopher, Williams and Claxton each $60,000 bail with signed surety, they have to surrender their Virgin Islands passports and report to the Road Town Police station every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

As for Todman, who has two court cases pending, he was offered $70,000 signed surety and has to report to the Road Town Police Station everyday between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

According to court records, on Sunday evening, April 15, 2012, the four men were observed by Police disembarking a power boat moored at Shepherds Marina, Frenchman Cay. All four males were allegedly collected by Chaim Todman.

A short distance away Police carried a stop and search of the vehicle. One of the men exited the vehicle and escaped. The three passengers were identified by Police as being the occupants of the boat.

A search of the vehicle uncovered a Glock 40 handgun containing 14 rounds of ammunition and three packages containing a total 260 grams of marijuana. Christopher was found in possession of 10 grams of marijuana.

The men have to make another court appearance on June 12, 2012 when the Crown will disclose the progress in completing the file.

32 Responses to “Drug & gun seizure: Four offered bail!”

  • hmmm???? (17/04/2012, 18:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Chaim, wa you trying to do dude? you aint tired wid your shit? grow the hell up you aint got no luck with a life of crime and you still trying? Give your parents a break for God sake boy!! You dont have what it takes so go get a job or 2 or 3 if you need to live the big life bro.
  • you wish (17/04/2012, 18:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    gosh Mr. Todam what you got in now?
    • Uncle Tilford (17/04/2012, 19:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      what ayo expect he to do it ayo send dey man home he got to eat!!!
      • ready or not (17/04/2012, 22:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        wah ah ting to tell the king boss this lil lil place got guns meh boy!!!!! did the article say a Glock 40 with 14 rounds???? well mey bouy seems lik somebody was going get some led.....
      • EGG FACE (17/04/2012, 23:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        OH NO PEOPLE DEEDS ARE THINGS YOU SEE IN THE MOVIES WID GET AWAY DRIVERS, GUNS IN THE BUSHES AND THINKING YOU WILL NEVER GET CAUGHT....WHAT A TING.......
      • jtv (18/04/2012, 07:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Mr. Chaim if you know what good for you boss go back to God and your church so he can hep you. You have a lovely wife and child. Tell the Devil get thee behind me santan!!!
    • persia (18/04/2012, 00:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Mr. Chaim came from good stock and a proud mother he like he doesn’t learn...how he get in this mess again???? or its just willful he willful eh?
    • king wade (18/04/2012, 10:17) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      tis 5 ah dem in trouble why dey hell ayo only picking on the todman dude? badminded people
  • how come (17/04/2012, 19:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh young men again
    • check again (17/04/2012, 19:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      school children dem say if they had check the near by bush they woulda find a ting or two....
      • George W. Tush (18/04/2012, 07:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        so is it too late for you to go and check??? ayo too fast!!!
  • post (17/04/2012, 19:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who was the fourth person that left this boat in west end...give me names?
  • rock city (17/04/2012, 21:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Todman mehson you going drop your mom down behave deman
  • gun man (17/04/2012, 22:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    With all these guns on the streets and they expect the police to go out there with no guns..guns guns every where…arm the POLICE
  • nanny cay (17/04/2012, 22:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Somebody going to jail this time
  • zoe (17/04/2012, 23:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    chaim i could see the pain on your face
  • october boy (17/04/2012, 23:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    where is the dumb looking dude with all dem air ring all over he face vino?????
  • Tolan (18/04/2012, 00:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where the guys from?
    • bbc (18/04/2012, 07:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      how come the police did not try and get a search warrant? Boys you all better lawyer up!!!
  • police officer (18/04/2012, 00:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    can someone tell me what will they be doing with all these guns? do we have a gun trade in the BVI?
  • my yute (18/04/2012, 06:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We need to help our men where are these jobs ndp telling people they have for us?
  • mr frett (18/04/2012, 07:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr. Todman is one of the baddest mechanics here. if we had that track, he would have something to do with his hands. It's only going to get worst. When you hear your son in the same stuff, then you will understand.
    • Dr. Pilly (18/04/2012, 09:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      let's pray for our young men people
    • hmmm (18/04/2012, 10:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      yes he is a damn good one but he should know better. he can make good money legally and he out there doing these kindda stupidness. that boy needs prayers.
  • black boy (18/04/2012, 11:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is so sad! I know all the culprits involved.
  • anthony (18/04/2012, 17:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Everybody wants to get rich quick
  • Riddler (18/04/2012, 22:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Was a boat seize in this capture? Police need to work closely with customs. Food for thought
  • vex he mad (19/04/2012, 13:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    lord mo bouy your face look perplix


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