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1/2 Million In Drugs Seized, Four Arrested

1/2 Million In Drugs Seized, Four Arrested

[Updated] More than half a million dollars worth of suspected illegal drugs — including suspected cocaine, cannabis, molly and heroin — was seized in a joint operation that also resulted in four arrests, the police said today. A police spokesperson said, “More than half a million dollars-worth of suspected illegal drugs seized in joint... Read more of this article

National School Survey On Drug Use & Health

National School Survey On Drug Use & Health

The National School Survey on Drug Consumption and Health among middle and senior school students has been completed, Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons said yesterday [July 8] in the Senate “The purpose of the survey was to study changes in the use of legal [from a certain age] and illegal substances; monitor trends in the prevalence and frequency... Read more of this article

Court Dismisses Crown’s Appeal Against Sentence

Court Dismisses Crown’s Appeal Against Sentence

The Court has upheld a suspended sentence of a woman who was convicted of importing fentanyl, with the Crown having appealed the sentence claiming it was “manifestly inadequate.” In describing the background to the case, the ruling said, “This is an appeal by the Crown against sentence on the ground that the sentence imposed was manifestly... Read more of this article

Male Arrested For Possession & Warrants

Male Arrested For Possession & Warrants

After stopping a male who was riding a motorcycle without lights, police searched him, found what “is believed to be a controlled drug”, and subsequently arrested him for possession as well as a number of warrants. A police spokesperson said, “At 2:06 am on Wednesday 1-Jan-2020, police officers were on mobile patrol when they observed... Read more of this article

Three People Arrested At Private Jet Facility

Three People Arrested At Private Jet Facility

Three people were arrested at the private jet facility after “two local men entered the island on a private jet with multiple pieces of luggage that were believed to contain controlled drugs,” the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson said, “In a joint Police and Customs initiative on Saturday 21st December 2019, detectives from... Read more of this article

Column: Addressing Substance Abuse

Column: Addressing Substance Abuse

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” The above quote from Albert Einstein is applicable to the matter of how most countries have, for decades, prosecuted a ‘War on Drugs,’ unsuccessfully attempting to address the challenge of substance abuse.... Read more of this article

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