Got TIPS or BREAKING NEWS? Please call 1-284-442-8000 or Email ALL news; ads call 1-284-440-6666

Reggae singer ‘Maccabee’ found guilty of having proceeds of crime

- had already pleaded guilty to drugs charges; Sentencing scheduled for December 10, 2019
Reggae singer Bradford J. Prince also known as Maccabee has been found guilty of having proceeds of crime by Magistrate Tamia N. Richards. Photo: Royal Son Productions/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Beyond a reasonable doubt, Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards on November 5, 2019 found reggae singer Bradford J. Prince, also known as Maccabee, guilty of having proceeds of crime when he appeared before her virtually from Her Majesty's Prison in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, where he is on remand.

The magistrate said the sums of $1,666 found in his pocket and $4,000 found in an article of clothing at his home were what she believed to be his proceeds from his drug trade.

She said Prince had ‘knowledge’ and ‘possession’ of the cash when he was first stopped and searched and when his apartment was searched later on.

Guilty on traffic offence too

The magistrate also returned with a guilty verdict for a traffic matter.

On the day of his arrest on June 18, 2018, Prince was chased by members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) after his reckless driving arose suspicions.

Magistrate Richards stated that the offender failed to stop when he heard the sirens from the police vehicle during their pursuit.

It was stated in court that Prince was then forced to come to a stop when some cattle in the road blocked his path.

Magistrate Richards informed Prince he was found guilty of the offence of failing to stop at the sound of a siren.

Prince had entered not guilty pleas, resulting in a trial.

Police found drugs

According to the police report, when Prince was searched the RVIPF found 12.8 grams of cocaine in his car and $1,666 on his person.

Armed with a search warrant some time later, the police said they found 1,644.36 grams of cocaine and 21.58 grams of cannabis around his apartment.

They also found $4,000 in an article of clothing in his bedroom. Prince was then charged with two counts of possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply to another, possession of a controlled drug, possession of proceeds of criminal conduct and failing to stop at the sound of a siren.

He pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled drug and possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply to another.

Attorney-at-law Stephen R. Daniels defended Prince during the proceedings.

He will be sentenced on December 10, 2019.

9 Responses to “Reggae singer ‘Maccabee’ found guilty of having proceeds of crime”

  • Hmmm (06/11/2019, 08:55) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    What a Christmas gift!!!
  • Bullking (06/11/2019, 09:15) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    They really remanded him for that small money.
    How much time he will get so for that?
    He would be a fool to jump bail for that small money, so why jump bail.
  • i dont care wha a man seh (06/11/2019, 09:38) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    Lawyer Jones would've done a better job
  • The Madness (06/11/2019, 09:48) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    Stop these people in and out of trouble and jail and still allowed to stay here. Enough is enough!
    • Future (06/11/2019, 12:15) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
      Stop talking foolishness. How do you not know if he is a citizen? The media puts a result online and you don't know the full story.
      • x (06/11/2019, 17:05) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
        Good behavior is one of the conditions of citizenship. Citizenship can be revoked at any time.
  • Keep Yuh Head Up Maccabee (06/11/2019, 12:50) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Most High have your back bredren.
  • Risky (06/11/2019, 13:08) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Too much risk in this profession... Too much informants and too much Jealousy... Maybe he should have dash the ganja out the vehicle window. Hope the police will stop to pick it up.. Give him enough time yo get away and get to his home.. Then again there is a consequence for these kind of actions. I'm sure he knows that...
  • The TRUTH (06/11/2019, 19:16) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    Conscious reggae rasta singer slinging dope?

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.


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.