Crack cocaine among items seized from students

Crack cocaine among items seized from students

Three foil wraps containing crack cocaine and various marijuana portions were among drugs, weapons and stolen items seized by the Police from students.

Police on Wednesday morning displayed the items.

The items were confiscated during random searches conducted by the Community Relations Branch (CRB) of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF), in 2015 and 2016.

Officer Ted King of the CRB said most of the items seized were from secondary schools in Education Districts 1 to 4.

He expressed alarm at the number of students found in possession of cannabis.

King explained that some of the students were in Form One.

The confiscated items included 16 marijuana sticks, thirteen 5-bag portions, 104 marijuana foil wraps and three foil wraps with crack cocaine and various marijuana portions amounting to five pounds.

“The offenders and victims are getting younger and younger at an alarming rate which is a cause for concern,” Ted King stated.

In addition to drugs, Police seized a total of 47 knives, including pen knives, 5 cutlasses, 46 scissors, 9 screw drivers and 14 lighters.

King said this year the police are sending a strong message to students and young people that no situation is resolved through violence.

He declared that the CRB and by extension the police, will spare no effort in pursuing individuals who introduce students to the sale of drugs or the use of drugs, or both.

King encouraged parents to play their role in bringing up children in the right way.

He asserted that this year the CRB has taken a zero tolerance approach, with the result that students who commit any serious criminal acts will be prosecuted.

King said the need for crime prevention programmes are of paramount importance to the police.

He revealed plans to launch a crime prevention initiative dubbed ‘School Crime Watch’ in Education District 5.

“As a department, we will ensure that our young people are not taken down the path of destruction or to a point of no return,” the police official said.

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11 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    January 11, 2017 at 1:40 pm Reply

    Its sad..The older guys are training and providing..they are only mules…more random searches need to be made

  2. Nah
    January 11, 2017 at 1:50 pm Reply

    What discplinary action were taken against these children? Can someone enlighten me?

  3. Anonymous
    January 11, 2017 at 1:57 pm Reply

    Look the old enough to say no.
    They like big and fast cash.
    Hold them also responsible for their actions.
    Let them spend the night in a a cell at the jail, and let the adults behind bars talk to them.

  4. Parent.
    January 11, 2017 at 2:19 pm Reply

    Good Job.
    Keep it up.

  5. Anonymous
    January 11, 2017 at 3:16 pm Reply

    That is very scary!

  6. Job blow
    January 11, 2017 at 3:56 pm Reply

    In

  7. Job blow
    January 11, 2017 at 4:06 pm Reply

    In response to nah question the students were addressed through interventions which included the parents,guidence,school authorities and reveleant government institutions,base on follow ups made most of the students have since made that positive change.

  8. Thomas Charles
    January 11, 2017 at 6:54 pm Reply

    I believe that a sort of bootcamp should be set up for all students age 16 and over to teach skills and love of country.

  9. V
    January 11, 2017 at 9:06 pm Reply

    Implement ‘After School Programs ‘ to engage the students in positive activities such as sports, community clubs, mentoring programs, music (learning to play a musical instrument), drama club, steel pan, etc. When children are gainfully employed, they would have very little time and energy for mischief. Be proactive not reactive. If we don’t try to curb or eradicate this sort of deviant behavior now, our society will become a haven for lawlessness.

  10. Anonymous
    January 11, 2017 at 11:50 pm Reply

    Sick sick sick St Lucia

  11. Anonymous
    January 12, 2017 at 6:59 am Reply

    this is quite alarming.

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