Police: Drug Pushers recruiting students

Drug pushers are recruiting students to sell drugs, Saint Lucia police have disclosed.

“Based on our findings, we believe so,” Officer Ted King of the Community Relations Branch (CRB) of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF), told the Times.

The CRB recently displayed a quantity of drugs, weapons and other items confiscated from students in 2015 and 2016.

The drugs that were displayed were portions of  crack and marijuana.

King told the Times that some of the students from whom the drugs have been confiscated have admitted to being used by drug pushers to sell the substances.

“Based on what we find in their possession – you would find some with a number of five-bag portions and a number of ten-bag portions. Even when the monies are found in pouches, it is always single fives – a whole lot of single fives or a while lot of single ten dollar bills – that’s a sign that they are selling it in the school,” King said.

He disclosed that the information is passed on to the police Drug Unit for follow up.

According to the CRB official, there are a number of reasons why students are easy target for drug pushers and are also open to using drugs.

He said youngsters sell drugs in school to fit in.

King explained that they want to get money to buy electronic gadgets and  name brand  items, including clothing and shoes.

He told the Times some students exchange drugs for items of value.

King recalled two instances  in which drugs were exchanged for the rental of  government laptop computers.

He revealed that some students use drugs because of peer pressure.

“If you have four individuals who are friends and out of the four three are using drugs, peer pressure can induce the one who is not using drugs to do so,” the police official observed.

He also said some youngsters start using drugs because they are curious.








  1. Anonymous
    January 13, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Since you’ll are not providing jobs for them what you expect

  2. Anonymous
    January 13, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    the royal police force make me sick . you bastards

    1. Anonymous
      January 14, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      They get you sick because the fighting what you promoting.

  3. Job blow
    January 13, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Howbthe RSLPF get you sick?

  4. sackawinkie
    January 14, 2017 at 3:51 am

    This is very sad……..Son, daughter, it IS, it IS difficult to stand alone, up against those who choose to go contrawise, (if there is such a word); you could be even ….. killed! Growing up, when grass first came out; I only heard about it; up to this day, I have never touched it: was never curious about it. See, there is a respect for my mother, who is now dead; my dad died when I was nine;…. No, I do not claim to be a saint; I too, drank, party, and so on; but there is this respect that one has, the family name; ones character; ones respect for JAHOVAH; respect! Respect! Respect! Respect! where has it all gone; when one is fixsated on material things for joy; for peace of mind; for comfort, and after a time realise that there is none of that in “things”; they get depress; but a lady doctor from Japan, once said to someone who was depressed; “Mr.So and so; I will tell you this; the longer you stay in this, (depression), when you get out of it, you will regret the amount of time you spent in it (the depression): so, beautiful people of Sint Lucia; love yourselves; you may want to stop going to supermarkets to buy dead foods; there is plenty land; plant something. You are what you eat.. love you all, Sint Lucia…. It is very sad. Sint Lucia is very, very beautiful; I have realised that some people will will only realise that fact, if/when they take a trip out; or, live for awhile out of the island.. The “mind” of persons need to change: the fear of the LORD is the begining of wisdom.

    Happy Sabbath day ppl.