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Expert: ‘Addictions Affect The Whole Family’

Expert: ‘Addictions Affect The Whole Family’

Addictions affect everyone in a family, creating havoc for children, according to an expert visiting Bermuda. Jerry Moe, National Director of Children’s Programmes at the Hazeldon Betty Ford Center, led a series of workshops recently organised by PRIDE Bermuda, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. He told the audience that it was vitally important... Read more of this article

DNDC Observes National Drug Prevention Week

DNDC Observes National Drug Prevention Week

The Ministry of National Security advised that the Department for National Drug Control [DNDC] is currently observing National Prevention Week, from May 14th – May 19th. The observance is in keeping with the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA] recognition of the occasion. This year’s National Prevention Week... Read more of this article

Court: 24-Year-Old Denies Possessing Cocaine

Court: 24-Year-Old Denies Possessing Cocaine

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 24-year-old man denied possessing cocaine and obstructing a police officer. Detre Ford pleaded not guilty to possessing cocaine in September 2016, and also pleaded not guilty to obstructing a police officer who was acting under the Misuse of Drugs Act, with this obstruction alleged to have also happened on the same... Read more of this article

“Addiction Through The Eyes Of A Child”

“Addiction Through The Eyes Of A Child”

International author and top expert on children’s issues, Jerry Moe, is to lead a series of workshops in Bermuda as part of a charity’s 30th anniversary celebrations. Pride Bermuda is bringing Mr Moe to the Island to hold ‘Addiction Through the Eyes of a Child’ workshops and training on May 15 and 16. “We have an increase in the use of ‘smack’... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Supplying Fentanyl

Court: Man Charged With Supplying Fentanyl

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Jan 23] a 33-year-old man was charged with conspiring with others to supply Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid. Pembroke resident Maurice Martin, who was said to be a Jamaican national, was not required to enter a plea as the charge that faced was deemed to be indictable and must be tried in the Supreme Court. The charge... Read more of this article

Court: Two Charged With Importing Fentanyl

Court: Two Charged With Importing Fentanyl

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Jan 5], two people from Canada were remanded into custody after facing indictable charges relating to allegedly importing the drug Fentanyl. 25-year-old Ms Jacqueline Robinson and 35-year-old Craig Lawrence, both of Ontario Canada, were not required to plead. They were charged with, between a date unknown and December... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Fentanyl Drug In Bermuda

Police Confirm Fentanyl Drug In Bermuda

The Bermuda Police Service said they have confirmed the presence of the controlled drug Fentanyl in Bermuda, adding that it is a “dangerous, powerful Schedule II narcotic responsible for an epidemic of overdose deaths within the United States.” “Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is associated with the misuse of heroin,” a police... Read more of this article

DNDC To Host ‘Get In Gear Real Life Strategies’

DNDC To Host ‘Get In Gear Real Life Strategies’

The Department for National Drug Control [DNDC], in collaboration with its drug prevention partners – the Bermuda Police Service, CADA, PRIDE Bermuda, Department of Health, Department of Child and Family Services, Bemuda Professional Counselling Services, and Bermuda Hospitals Board – will be hosting a “Get in Gear Real Life Strategies:... Read more of this article

Three People Arrested, Suspected Drug Seized

Three People Arrested, Suspected Drug Seized

Three people have been arrested after police executed a search warrant at a Sandys parish residence, where a “quantity of suspected controlled drug was seized.” A police spokesperson said, “Earlier this week police officers executed a search warrant at a Sandys parish residence, where a quantity of suspected controlled drug was seized.... Read more of this article

Court: 29-Year-Old Denies Possessing Cocaine

Court: 29-Year-Old Denies Possessing Cocaine

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Sept 16], a 29-year-old man denied importing and possessing cocaine, with the Court hearing the the cocaine was alleged to be worth some $131,000. Pembroke resident Cal-Lee Wray pleaded not guilty to importing and possessing cocaine in St George’s in March of this year. The Crown Prosecutor told Senior Magistrate... Read more of this article

Woman Arrested On “Drug Related Matter”

Woman Arrested On “Drug Related Matter”

A woman was arrested on a drug related matter on Saturday evening [Sept 10], the police have confirmed. Police were seen at the airport on Saturday evening and in response to queries about unofficial suggestions that a female was arrested, a police spokesperson told Bernews, “We can confirm that a woman was arrested on a drug related matter Saturday... Read more of this article

Man Fined For Possessing Cannabis & Cocaine

Man Fined For Possessing Cannabis & Cocaine

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Sept 6], a 44-year-old man was fined $1.600 after admitting possessing cannabis and cocaine. Malik Outerbridge admitted possessing cannabis, cannabis resin and cocaine in Pembroke in February 2016. Before being sentenced, Outerbridge said that all the drugs were for his personal use and he asked the Magistrate for... Read more of this article

Woman Charged: Conspiring To Import Heroin

Woman Charged: Conspiring To Import Heroin

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Aug 15], a 55-year-old woman was charged with  conspiring with others to import heroin which was alleged to be worth $250,000. Denise Morris of Warwick was ordered to appear at the next Supreme Court Arraignments on 1st September, when she will plead to the two charges put to her in this morning’s Plea... Read more of this article