On Thursday 23 March, 2023 about 1:45 a.m. a joint police operation was conducted in Vieux Fort. During that time, officers had cause to conduct a search of a male along the Industrial Estate Road.
The officers recovered one (1) Rugar (9mm) Firearm and thirteen (13) rounds of ammunition. Delbert Daniel, a twenty-two (22) year old resident of Cedar Heights was arrested and subsequently charged for Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.
He was granted bail in the sum of thirty-three ($33,000) cash or suitable surety. Other bail conditions were assigned, including travel restrictions and reporting conditions.
On Saturday 25 March, 2023, Officers attached to the Special Services Unit and the Criminal Investigation Department, Vieux Fort Police Station, along officers from the Regional Security System contingent, conducted operations at various locations in Vieux Fort.
The operations included the execution of a Warrant to Search for Property upon the premises of Larry’s Scarp Metal on Martin Luther Street where the following items were recovered;
- Forty-two (42) of 9mm rounds of Ammunition.
- A quantity of Marijuana
- One (1) hoodie jacket and other items of clothing (including hoodies)
- One (1) bullet proof vest.
- One ski mask.
As a result, Mikel Scotland, thirty-one (31) years old resident of Belevedere Hill, Vieux Fort and Onnie Charlemagne thirty-nine (39) years old resident of Bacadere, Vieux Fort were both arrested and charged for Possession of Controlled Drugs, Possession of a component part of a Firearm and Possession of Ammunition.
One pick-van driven by Lambert Junior Samuel, thirty-six (36) years old of St. Paul’s Lane, Vieux Fort was stopped and searched on Commercial Street, Vieux Fort and the following items were recovered.
1)A small quantity of cannabis resin.
2) A small quantity of cannabis.
A search warrant was also executed on the premises of Lambert Junior Samuel on St. Paul Lane, Vieux Fort and the following was recovered:
- One (1) round of 5.56 Ammunition.
- A quantity of Cannabis resin.
- A quantity of Cannabis.
A second search warrant was executed on the premises of Lambert Junior Samuel at La Ressource, Vieux Fort and nothing evidentiary value was recovered. He was subsequently charged for Possession of Ammunition, Possession of Cannabis, Cannabis Resin and Intent to Supply Cannabis Resin and Cannabis.
SOURCE: Royal Saint Lucia Police Force. Headline photo: Stock image.