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November 7th, 2014
James T. John fined $100k + 3yrs jail

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – This morning November 7, 2014 when confessed drug dealer James Telsford John appeared before Magistrate Dr Velon L. John he was hit with the heavy hammer as he was sentenced to three years in prison, fined $100K and an additional 12 months for the cash that was found on his person at the time of the bust.

November 5th, 2014
Case dismissed against 3 in multi-million $ matter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Magistrate Dr. Velon L. John was left with no recourse but to dismiss today November 5, 2014 the case against three of the men implicated in the 2012 multi-million dollar drug bust which saw them walking free.

November 2nd, 2014
Treston Brown guilty of traffic offences

PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI – Less than a month after being spared prison sentence as he was fined $45k for possession of 295.5 grams of marijuana, Treston Brown was back in court on Friday October 31, 2014 for lesser charges.

October 31st, 2014
Leon King guilty of money laundering!

PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI - This morning October 31, 2014 shortly after 10:00am Magistrate Dr. Velon L. John found Cane Garden Bay resident Leon King guilty as charged for the offense of money laundering and fined him $3K or three years imprisonment.

October 30th, 2014
Wendell Anthony & Marvin Robinson fined $2k each

PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI - The two interdicted police officers Wendell Anthony and Marvin Robinson who were found guilty on October 8, 2014 by Magistrate Dr. Velon L. John for beating 18 year old Brandon George back in 2012 were today October 30, 2014 each fined $2k at the Prospect Reef Magistrate's Court.

October 29th, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: ‘I feel like a new born child’ – Jomo Jack

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In the face of the law at all levels a man is innocent until proven guilty and being behind bars for over two years for a crime that one would have maintained his innocence from the get go feels like injustice. This was the case of Jomo Jack who was implicated in a major drug bust by the Royal Virgin Island Police Force (RVIPF).

October 6th, 2014
‘Supa Cop’ AC move lands him in deeper hot water

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Not satisfied with the $100 fine imposed on him by Magistrate Dr. John L. Velon who had found him guilty for the charge of indecent assault as occasioned while on the job at the Road Town Police Station where he had grabbed the testicles of a man, Glenn ‘Supa Cop’ Callwood had further moved to the Appeal Court (AC).

September 18th, 2014
Cocaine found in James T. John’s home - DS Ballantine

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When Magistrate Dr. Velon L. John gave the nudge on Wednesday September 17, 2014 for the re-trial to move on, the Crown called its first witness Detective Sergeant (DS) Wendell Ballantine who testified that several blocks of cocaine were found in the home of accused James T. John on August 10, 2012.

April 16th, 2014
Pierre gets 7 years for Anegada drug bust

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Vincentian Glenroy Pierre, 34, was handed a total of seven years' imprisonment on drug related charges when he appeared before the Magistrate's Court at John's Hole today, April 16, 2014.

March 26th, 2014
UPDATE: Pierre didn’t know how ganja got on boat

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Drug accused Vincentian, Glenroy Pierre, told the court he had no knowledge of how 500kg of cannabis appeared on the vessel, Grey Crest, that he and two others were discovered sailing on in 2012.



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