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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

Court: Cruise Ship Passenger Fined $1,300

Court: Cruise Ship Passenger Fined $1,300

A cruise ship passenger has been fined $1,300 for importing a cannabinoid oil and what she apparently thought were ecstasy tablets into Bermuda. Rene Rosengart was stopped by customs officers on July 11 as she got off the cruise ship in Dockyard. The 41-year-old was found to be in possession an electric cigarette containing a banned cannabinoid oil. Customs... Read more of this article

Two Men Arrested And Drugs & Cash Seized

Two Men Arrested And Drugs & Cash Seized

The police executed two separate search warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act after arresting two men on Court Street, and a quantity of drugs, cash and jewellery were seized. A police spokesperson said, “Police executed two separate search warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act after arresting two men on Court Street on unrelated matters Thursday... Read more of this article

Court: Man Jailed For Possession Of Cocaine

Court: Man Jailed For Possession Of Cocaine

[Written by Don Burgess] A man convicted of cocaine possession with intent to sell had his plea for community service rather than jail time denied by a judge. Sabian Hayward — who had previously been convicted of possession, with intent to sell, of cocaine and cannabis resin — was sentenced to two years in prison. It was stated in Court... Read more of this article

Consultation On Options To Reduce Drug Abuse

Consultation On Options To Reduce Drug Abuse

The Ministry of Social Development and Sports, through the Department for National Drug Control [DNDC], is currently drafting a Green Paper to seek ways to reduce drug abuse and increase rehabilitation in Bermuda. The Ministry said, “The Green Paper was highlighted as an area of priority for Government in the 2017 Speech from the Throne: Despite... Read more of this article

PRIDE Bermuda Launches Red Ribbon Week

PRIDE Bermuda Launches Red Ribbon Week

“I encourage us all to make talking about drugs a part of our general health and safety conversations with our children and let’s join with PRIDE Bermuda in growing stronger so that our children can be drug free,” Minister of Social Development and Sports Zane Desilva said today as PRIDE launched their Red Ribbon week campaign. Speaking at today’s... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Conspiracy To Import Drugs

Court: Man Denies Conspiracy To Import Drugs

In today’s [Oct 2] Supreme Court Monthly Arraignments session, Dwayne George Watson pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to import a controlled drug and possession with intent to supply, with the Court hearing the drug was allegedly cocaine. [Note: Due to legal reasons there are very specific rules about commenting on court stories, and as such comments... Read more of this article

‘Plant Material’ Seized From Unattended Cycle

‘Plant Material’ Seized From Unattended Cycle

A “small quantity of plant material” was seized from an unattended auxiliary cycle on the property of Mount Saint Agnes Academy earlier this month, the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson said, “On Friday the 22nd of September police attended the Mount Saint Agnes Academy as a result of information received. This led to a... Read more of this article

HSBC & Pathways Addressing Substance Abuse

HSBC & Pathways Addressing Substance Abuse

HSBC Bermuda and Pathways Bermuda, [formerly Caron Bermuda], is marking its seventh year of partnership with an effort to address the “critical issue of the disease of addiction on the island.” HSBC continues to support Pathways Bermuda’s adolescent and family outpatient programmes which since inception, has helped 74 adolescents and 73... Read more of this article

‘Ensure Safer, Drug-Free Working Environments’

‘Ensure Safer, Drug-Free Working Environments’

The Construction Association of Bermuda [COAB] will be holding a dinner and presentation by Vaughn Mosher on September 13, with the presentation to focus on how companies can establish policies to help ensure safer, drug-free working environments.“Researchers in the USA have determined that heroin usage has increased five-fold in the last decade. Historically,... Read more of this article

Police Seize Cannabis Plants In St. George’s

Police Seize Cannabis Plants In St. George’s

Police have seized “several mature cannabis plants” which were located on Smith’s Island in St. George’s. The seizure took place on Wednesday [June 7] and police have confirmed that “no one has been arrested in connection with the matter”. A police spokesperson said, “On Wednesday, June 7th police officers attended Smith’s... Read more of this article