POLICE ARRESTS

Police have arrested and charged Andy Medica, a 25 year old Fisherman of Chateaubelair with the offences of Possession of Controlled Drugs, Drug Trafficking and Illegal Firearm and Ammunition Possession.

Police say the arrest resulted from a joint operation in the Prospect area between last weekend, which involved the SVG Coast Guard Service and the Narcotics Unit.

According to the Police the accused man was charged with possession of  three thousand and fourteen (3014) grammes of Cocaine with intent to supply to another; (ii) for having in his possession three thousand and fourteen (3014) grammes of Cocaine for the purpose of Drug Trafficking; (iii) for having in his possession one (1) Smith and Wesson .327 Magnum Revolver without a license issued under the Firearms Act; (iv) for having one (1) Glock 17 9 x 19 Pistol without a license issued under the Firearms Act;  (vi) for having in his possession six (6) rounds of hollow point .357 magnum ammunition without a license issued under the Firearms Act; (vii) for having twelve (12) rounds of 9mm ammunition without a license issued under the Firearms Act; (viii) and for having twenty (20) rounds of prohibited .223 ammunition without the authority of the minister.

Medica appeared at the Kingstown Magistrate Court yesterday and was not allowed to plea because the charges were laid indictable. He was granted bail in the sum of EC$60,000.00 with one (1) surety and was ordered to surrender his travel documents. As part of his bail condition, he is also expected to report to the Chateaubelair Police Station every Monday and Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The case was adjourned to March 3rd, and transferred to the Serious Offences Court for arraignment.