Soufriere Drug Eradication
On Thursday, 22nd January, 2015 the Police conducted an eradication exercise at Fond St. Jacques situated in the quarter of Soufriere. Whilst there, one cannabis plantation was eradicated. A total of seven thousand, one hundred and thirty six (7,136) plants and twenty thousand (20,000) seedlings were uprooted and destroyed. Three hundred pounds (300 lbs) of dried cannabis was also recovered and destroyed at the said plantation.
During the eradication, 35-year-old John E. Lawrence of Desruisseaux, Micoud and 23-year-old Dennison Wille of Fond St. Jacques, Soufriere were arrested and charged for the offences of possession of a controlled drug, possession with intent to supply a controlled drug, and cultivation of a controlled drug.
They appeared before the Second District Court in Vieux Fort where they were bailed in the sum of EC$2,000 cash or suitable surety on the charge of possession of a controlled drug, EC$2,000 cash or suitable surety on the charge of intent to supply a controlled drug and EC$4,000 cash or suitable surety on the charge of cultivation of a controlled drug.