Community service, fine for drug offences
A 22-YEAR-OLD UNEMPLOYED MAN was fined by Acting Magistrate Sandra Rawlins after admitting to four offences on Tuesday.
Christopher Anderson Caesar, of Campaign Land, Martindale’s Road, St Michael, pleaded guilty in the Bridgetown Traffic Court to unlawful possession of cannabis, intent to supply and trafficking, and having an apparatus. The drugs had an approximate value of $300. Caesar must pay $2 500 in six weeks, or spend three months in prison, for the trafficking. For possession, he was ordered to complete 240 hours of community service, while he was reprimanded and discharged on the other matters.
He returns to court on January 26. ( RA) was holding on for half-hour . . . so I hang up,” Dana said. She added that since then the police still had not come back looking for her, neither had she heard anything else from them.
However, a few days after the first incident, police turned up at the house again, and this time they searched both Donna and her sister’s house without showing any warrants, the family alleged.
“They told me that they got complaints from all of the police stations that I selling bulletproof vests and guns,” Donna said. “I tell them I ain’t know nothing ’bout nothing so and I say, ‘Wuh if I was selling guns and vests, I would live in such a small house?’ The policeman look at me and and say that they get a complaint the night before, and have a nice day and they went long,” she related.
While they thought that was the end of it, last Friday the cops visited them yet again.
“They turned up here around seven o’clock in the morning and say they looking for a fugitive. They started searching my sister’s house,” Donna said. “My brother come out and tell them if they ain’t got no search warrant to leave, and they left the house.”
The family said they later found out that the fugitive was Rommel Daniel.
“We don’t even know that man. We only read about him on social media . . . .”
The Baileys said they felt harassed by the police and were planning to make an official complaint with the commissioner.
“When we ask them why they coming here all the time so, they gine ask if we got any dispute with any neighbours over land. This thing got we stress out and the children scared. They coming here all the time so ’bout things that we ain’t know nothing about. They ain’t coming here with any females officers and the majority of people that live in these houses are female,” Dana cried.
She wanted the newspaper to deliver a message to the police.
“If they want to question me about any guns and bulletproof vests, I am here, come to me,” she stated.
When informed about the family’s complaints, police public relations officer Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler advised that the family could make an official report to the Police Complaints Authority or the Office of Professional Responsibility, if they believed there was any wrongdoing by the police.