Saint Lucia police have denied that a man in a viral video ‘appearing to be engaging in the use of illicit substances’ is the son of Police Commissioner, Severin Moncherry.
“We wish to make it clear that the individual portrayed in the video is not the son of, (and is) in no way related to, or affiliated in any way to, the Commissioner of Police,” a police statement Friday said.
The statement came in response to a 20 second video that was posted on social media.
The recording zooms in on a male individual, whose face is mostly obscured by shadow, standing next to a make-shift wooden table.
On the table is a plate containing small pieces of a white substance and a razor blade.
The man who is the subject of the recording holds a red cigarette lighter in his right hand.
“Hey young man, what you doing there, eh? Eh?” A male voice off camera asks the subject.
“You see the boss man what he doing there? “ The voice asks, pointing out that the activity was being conducted on the main road, presumably in Gros Islet town.
The subject of the recording responds by saying that he is the Commissioner’s son.