Police probe discovery of marijuana and alcohol mix in school

Police probe discovery of marijuana and alcohol mix in school

The Community Relations Branch (CRB), of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF), is investigating the discovery of cakes made up of a mixture of marijuana and strong alcohol, discovered at a secondary school in the North of the Island.

Corporal Ted King of the CRB, who did not identify the school, told the Times that the “brownies”, as they are known, were found after the Principal of the school summoned the Police and they conducted a random search of the school building.

According to King, seventeen of the “brownies” were discovered in a store room, hidden among old furniture and other items.

He revealed that one student, aged fourteen, admitted to ownership and implicated three others whom he said had been recruited to sell the items to others.

The ringleader admitted that the items were made with marijuana and strong rum, King told the Times.

He said all four students were taken to the CRB and are undergoing counseling, while the Police await tests on the “brownies” to officially determine their composition.

However, with the Forensic Laboratory here not functioning, King expects that the process would take a few months.

He disclosed that the four students involved all underwent drug tests which returned negative results.

King indicated that since the discovery of the “brownies” in February this year, the students involved have been responding well and have been behaving themselves.


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