Got TIPS or BREAKING NEWS? Please call 1-284-442-8000 direct/can also WhatsApp same number or Email ALL news;                               ads call 1-284-440-6666

Man found with cocaine outside home granted $80K bail

- Security guard Stacey Smith appeared before Magistrate's Court today, October 21, 2021
An employee of the Government of the Virgin Islands, who was allegedly found with $19 million worth of cocaine outside his home, has been dragged before the Magistrate's Court. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- An employee of the Government of the Virgin Islands, who was allegedly found with $19 million worth of cocaine outside his home, has been dragged before the Magistrate's Court.

Stacey Smith, a 43-year-old local security guard, did not enter a plea at his arraignment hearing held via Zoom earlier today, Thursday, October 21, 2021. He will be expected to do so on his next appearance on November 30, 2021, when the matter re-emerges on the court’s docket for reporting purposes.

As a consequence, the charge of Possession of a Controlled Drug with intent to supply to another was only read for his information.


Crown Counsel Kristian Johnson said the matter occurred on October 19, 2021, when his residence was searched by members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force in his presence.

During the search of his premises, what is believed to be cocaine was found in bags outside the house and the accused allegedly said to the officers, “I think it's cocaine.”

After the find, he was taken to the Road Town Police Station along with the white powdery substance suspected to be cocaine.

When weighed, the weight was 188 kilograms with a street value of approximately $19 million.

Mr Smith was later charged and brought before the court on the charges.


Mr Smith was granted bail by presiding magistrate Khadeen Palmer in the sum of $80,000 with a $15,000 cash component.

In addition, he has to report to the Road Town Police Station three times a week and give up his travel documents to the police.

Attorney at law, Mrs Valerie Gordon is defending him in court.

20 Responses to “Man found with cocaine outside home granted $80K bail”

  • lol (21/10/2021, 17:15) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply

    He has no ties with high ranking government officials bunch a jsck@#$

  • WOWWWW (21/10/2021, 17:53) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    19 million boomboclath
  • cay (21/10/2021, 17:57) Like (3) Dislike (11) Reply
    Free the weed
  • small fry (21/10/2021, 20:40) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    yea right he probably just another fall-guy
    how much done pass through

    you will hear nothing more about this transaction
  • D-BLOCK (21/10/2021, 20:53) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    Free de yay yo!! We gotch eat!!!
  • Greg (21/10/2021, 21:09) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    @ cay, you cannot get 19 million from selling weed strupps.
    • @Greg (21/10/2021, 22:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yes you can, if you got your weed farm and sell by weight only you can.
  • Really (22/10/2021, 03:49) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    The other day when the local police and US Coast Guards seized 1700 kilos of cocaine. The street value was 51 million dollars worth, so tell me now how is it that 188 kilo grams of cocaine is worth 19 million dollars?

    Somebody maths ain't adding up!
    Something ain't right.
    • I was thinking the same thing (22/10/2021, 07:16) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      The maths isn’t “ mathing”!!!!
    • Yes (22/10/2021, 11:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @really…the white powder is worth more once it’s in a he bvi.
    • two cents (24/10/2021, 06:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Good question but you must remember to cost of everything gone up lol.
  • Citizen (22/10/2021, 06:38) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Bail! Really! So if any one wish to do illegal activities BVI is heaven, can get bail so quick , no question asked
    • two cents (24/10/2021, 06:49) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      How can you be so sure no questions were asked? Isn’t that why he was before the court? As long as someone has the ability to bail somebody it doesn’t take long. It had worst than him out on bail.
  • Georgie (22/10/2021, 11:12) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    So a Kilo is now worth $101,063.82 ??? Is that accurate?
  • SCRUB (23/10/2021, 00:28) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Let go my he have bills uo pay an children to feed that my dog
  • Forbidden Truth (24/10/2021, 10:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    All for NAUGHT

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.