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May 1st, 2015
Terry D. Smith on $50K bail for alleged gun & ammo possession

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Businessman Terry D. Smith, who survived an apparent execution attempt on April 23, 2015 on Flemming Street in Road Town, Tortola, was today May 1, 2015 placed before the Magistrate's Court on charges of alleged firearm and ammunition possession.

May 1st, 2014
Four more firearms uncovered in another home search

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Only days after uncovering a firearm and several rounds of ammunition, Police, in another home search, have uncovered four more firearms and large quantity of ammunition.

February 26th, 2014
UPDATE: Magistrate sends gun-toting Vanterpool to church

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Magistrate Dr Velon L. John told defendant Joel Vanterpool that while he may have some reason to celebrate in leaving the Magistrate’s Court a free man today, February 26, 2014, instead of going to a pub he should go to his church.

January 30th, 2014
West End drug & gun trial stutters to a start

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The trial for three of the four men accused of being involved in an alleged drug and gun find following a police sting operation at West End nearly two years ago, began today, January 30, 2014 .

November 20th, 2013
Jerome Allen to know fate on Friday Nov. 22

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Jerome Allen, who was charged with possession of firearm and ammunition, will now know his fate on Friday November 22, 2013.

October 21st, 2013
Tip-off led to RIVPF drug bust last night, Oct. 20

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Reliable sources close to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) have confirmed that police made a major crack down on an alleged drug smuggling move in the Virgin Islands last night, October 20, 2013.

September 20th, 2013
UPDATE: Capoon's Bay man gets 18mths for drugs & firearm offences

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Capoon’s Bay resident Merande Potter, 34, was sentenced today, September 20, 2013 to a total of eighteen (18) months in prison after previously pleading guilty to weapons and drug offences.

September 13th, 2013
UPDATE: Teacher & Graphic Artist plead not guilty to gun & traffic charges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leon Leonard, 24, of Botanic Station and Kai de Castro, 26, of Sea Cows Bay pleaded not guilty to weapons and traffic charges when they appeared before the Magistrate’s Court today, September 13, 2013.

May 10th, 2013
UPDATE: Crown awaits tests in drug & ammunition find at Belmont Estate

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior Crown Counsel Sarah Benjamin told the court today, May 10, 2013 that the Crown needed additional items before it could proceed with the matter involving Treston Brown, 25, of Belmont Estate.

July 19th, 2012
Update -Three charged in guns & ammo seizure!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police confirmed that they have charged three persons from the United States Virgin Islands, in connection with carrying unlicensed firearms following the interception made yesterday July 20, 2012 in Frenchman's Cay.

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