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‘Baby mama drama’ leads man to dime bag – Court hears

Raphael Harrigan, 22, allegedly told officers that ‘baby mama drama’ led to him to be in possession of cannabis near the Purcell community basketball court in August, 2013. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Raphael Harrigan, 22, allegedly told officers that ‘baby mama drama’ led to him to be in possession of cannabis near the Purcell community basketball court in August, 2013.

The Free Bottom resident, a ‘fuel man’ at the Moorings, was not required to offer a plea to the charge of possession of a controlled drug when he appeared before the Magistrate’s Court today, November 8, 2013.

Allegations revealed that Police officers were on patrol heading to the Purcell basketball court on August 15, 2013 to investigate suspected drug dealing.

Upon arrival the defendant, who was allegedly seated on a wall with his head down, saw the vehicle approaching and threw a bag behind him. The bag was later discovered to contain vegetable matter in a white wrapper.

Under caution, he allegedly said, ‘Officer it’s weed. It’s mine, I’m a bit stressed out… baby mama drama.”

When asked what he had thrown away, he allegedly responded, ‘Nothing Officer’. A clear dime bag was subsequently found with green vegetable matter. Under caution, Harrigan again allegedly told officers it was his.

Approximately four feet away from a garbage bin, a clear plastic bag with fifty dime bags containing vegetable matter was also discovered. Under caution, Harrigan allegedly said, “It’s weed, it’s not mine, it’s ‘red man’ own, he just left.”

Harrigan was arrested and charged for the offence and the cannabis was weighed and found to be 55.4g with a street value of $554.

The accused was placed on $35,000 signed bail and asked to return to court on February 17, 2014.

6 Responses to “‘Baby mama drama’ leads man to dime bag – Court hears”

  • qc (08/11/2013, 18:09) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    deeds so call bad boyz
  • Let the truth be known (08/11/2013, 23:53) Like (20) Dislike (5) Reply
    This is unjust! Cannabis is not a drug it has not killed nor done any harm to anyone and it is illegal. Why should nature be illegal? Alcohol causes so many deaths and yet it is legal. Cigarette increases the risk of lung cancer and yet it is legal. Cannabis decreases and cures cancer and all other diseases yet it is illegal. Not to mention those chemical filled foods in the supermarket you all have killing people. THE WORLD HAS GONE STARK RAVING MAD! People no longer know the truth nor do they want to seek it. People want to remain ignorant. They want to be led like sheep! Slavery is not over the people have just accepted the ways of the slave masters. Thomas Jefferson said it best “If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.”

    They have people in the hospitals on their death beds pumping ‘medicine’, oh I mean poison, into the people and excepting them to live while there are natural cures out there. The natural remedies are helping people, the man is using weed to get rid of his ‘baby momma drama’ = stress. But instead of the natural remedy they would rather the people take these over the counter drugs which are sending the people under ground before their time. Then they want to talk about criminalizing ‘drugs’ because they are a harm to the community and to the person on a whole.

    I say let the people use the herb until the government can find a cure for all these problems that are killing the people. There is no man made cure that can do what nature has already taken care of.
  • But wait (09/11/2013, 06:52) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Dem man caa hold dem mouth
  • VINCY MAN (09/11/2013, 12:13) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    dats small weed dat cant make 8 gud burn in vincy..smh...
  • Hawk eye (12/11/2013, 12:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You don't put rats to watch cheese

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