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October 28th, 2020
$10K bail for Johnson’s Ghut man charged for alleged drug offences

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A young man from Johnson’s Ghut was slapped with $10,000 bail after he was arrested and charged for Possession of a Controlled Drug and Possession of a Controlled Drug with Intent to Supply, according to the Arrest Blotter for October 18 to October 24, 2020, as released by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) today, October 28, 2020.

May 27th, 2020
‘Weapons of war’ found in apartment of businessman, doctor & phone technician

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A businessman, a doctor and a phone technician have been remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut after they were placed before the court on gun and drugs charges today, May 27, 2020.

December 12th, 2019
Belle Vue man remanded on drug possession charges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Ranks of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) arrested and charged Shaquille Benjamin, of Belle Vue on December 7, 2019, for unlawful possession of a controlled drug.

October 17th, 2019
‘Fast life isn’t the best life!’ Magistrate tells man found with drugs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Before imposing a $5,000 fine on Devonte H. Furlonge of Horse Path for drug-related offences, Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste-DaBreo had some words of advice for him.

November 10th, 2017
Police Arrest Blotter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The following is the arrest blotter from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) from October 30 to November 6, 2017 .

April 8th, 2014
Exclusive: HMP inmate cries of injustice in court system

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One inmate at Her Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut is asking the question “where is the justice in the Virgin Islands?” after being incarcerated for the past two years on drug charges.

March 17th, 2014
Youth fined for ganja possession

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Sean Young pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled drug when he appeared before the Magistrate’s Court Friday, March 14, 2014.

December 10th, 2013
Belle Vue youth ordered to clean jail cells, vehicles @ RT Police Station

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Damion Scatliffe, 22, found himself the recipient of an unusual brand of punishment from the local courts when he was ordered, among other things, to clean the Road Town Police Station after pleading guilty to unlawful possession of cannabis.

October 7th, 2013
JVD man allegedly enters court smelling of ‘weed’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A construction worker who recently pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis, allegedly turned up for his hearing at the Magistrate’s court smelling of the substance on October 4, 2013.

July 3rd, 2013
Crown drops assault charge against Jonathan Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Crown opted to offer no evidence against Jonathan Turnbull, 28, in relation to a common assault charge but proceeded on a cannabis possession charge which Turnbull pleaded guilty to when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards on June 28, 2013.

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