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Court: Man Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison

Court: Man Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison

[Written by Don Burgess] A 55-year-old man was sentenced to eight years in prison for six drug charges. Marvin Woolridge admitted to three charges of possession of cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis resin and charges of possession with intent to supply. Mr Woolridge was found with drugs when trying to clear customs at LF Wade International Airport in February... Read more of this article

Visitor Fined $2,000 For Possessing Cannabis

Visitor Fined $2,000 For Possessing Cannabis

Appearing in Magistrates Court, an American cruise ship visitor was fined $2,000 for possessing cannabis on board a cruise ship in Dockyard. 26-year old Daniel Diaz pleaded guilty to importing cannabis, with the Court hearing the defendant’s cabin was searched after they were alerted to a ‘funny smell’. Diaz he wasn’t aware... Read more of this article

Court: 27-Year-Old Woman Denies Drug Charges

Court: 27-Year-Old Woman Denies Drug Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A 27-year-old St George’s woman pleaded not guilty to six drug charges. In Supreme Court, Ranae Furbert denied three charges of importing a drug and three charges of possession with intent to supply. The three drugs allegedly brought into Bermuda on January 11, 2018, were cannabis, cannabis resin, and tetrahydrocannabinol. Her... Read more of this article

‘Substantial’ Drugs Found & Four Men Arrested

‘Substantial’ Drugs Found & Four Men Arrested

Police executed warrants at residences resulting in a “substantial amount of drugs” being found, and four men being arrested. A police spokesperson said, “Police executed warrants at residences in Devonshire and Pembroke on Thursday and a substantial amount of drugs were found. As a result, 4 men have been arrested and an investigation... Read more of this article

Bermuda Drug Information Network Report

Bermuda Drug Information Network Report

Attorney General Kathy Lynn Simmons spoke about the Bermuda Drug Information Network Report in the Senate, noting that it provides a comprehensive overview of the current drug situation, with the intent of providing insight into the different aspects. Minister Simmons said, “The 2018 Annual Report of the Bermuda Drug Information Network [BerDIN]... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Multiple Drug Charges

Court: Man Denies Multiple Drug Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A Hamilton Parish man denied multiple drug charges in the Supreme Court. Adam King, 39, pleads not guilty to charges of having a controlled drug with intent to supply and one charge of having drug equipment, which was alleged to be a digital scale. Mr King denied having cocaine, diamorphine, cannabis, and cannabis resin. His... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Multiple Drugs Offences

Court: Man Admits Multiple Drugs Offences

[Written by Don Burgess] A St George’s man pleaded guilty to multiple drugs offences in the Supreme Court. Marvin Woolridge, 55, admitted to importing cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis resin, and also admitted to possessing those three drugs with an intent to supply on February 4, 2018. Social inquiry and other reports were ordered before he is brought... Read more of this article

PRIDE To Release Documentary On Marijuana

PRIDE To Release Documentary On Marijuana

Aiming to take an “unbiased look at marijuana use in Bermuda,” PRIDE will release its inaugural documentary entitled “Marijuana; It’s Complicated – Our Problem, Our Solution” on Wednesday [Jan 16] at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute at 6:00pm. The organisation said, “With the recent changes in marijuana legislation... Read more of this article

Two Men Arrested After Drugs And Guns Seized

Two Men Arrested After Drugs And Guns Seized

Two arrests have been made in connection with the recent seizure where three firearms were found along with a large quantity of drugs. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is continuing an active investigation into the the firearms and drugs incident that took place on Wednesday and Thursday last week where 3 firearms were found... Read more of this article

Police Seize Three Guns & Almost $1M Of Drugs

Police Seize Three Guns & Almost $1M Of Drugs

[Updated] The Bermuda Police Service is holding a press conference this morning [Dec 21] on what they said was a “significant drug and firearm seizure”. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update 11.30am: We will have more information later on, and in meantime as a summary, the police confirmed... Read more of this article

Men Arrested In Connection With Drug Incident

Men Arrested In Connection With Drug Incident

Three men have been arrested in connection with drug related incident that took place on Tuesday [Oct 30]. A police spokesperson said, “Police are investigating a drug related incident that took place on Tuesday [October 30th]. Three men have been arrested in connection with this matter and inquiries continue.” Related StoriesWoman... Read more of this article

Bermuda Drug Information Network Meeting

Bermuda Drug Information Network Meeting

Last week the Minister of Social Development and Sports Michael Weeks officially opened the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Bermuda Drug Information Network – also known as ‘BerDIN’.The Bermuda Drug Information Network – formed in 2008 – is a group of people, who represent either themselves or an agency, whose aim is to provide... Read more of this article

Eight Arrested In Canada After Joint Investigation

Eight Arrested In Canada After Joint Investigation

In 2016, Bermuda police arrested two Canadians for the importation of fentanyl from Canada to Bermuda and following a “joint investigation to tackle transnational crime,” the Royal Canadian Mounted Police conducted an operation in Toronto which culminated in the arrest of eight people in Canada, and the seizure of fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine,... Read more of this article