From the Courts
August 25, 2015
Argyle man involved in car chase with police

Last Friday night, officers of the Rapid Response Unit (RRU) were involved in a car chase and had to fire shots to get a driver to stop so that his vehicle could be searched.{{more}}

Dwighton deShong of Argyle appeared at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court yesterday to answer a charge of possession of 565 grams of marijuana with intent to supply.

After he pleaded guilty to the charges, magistrate Carla James fined deShong a total of $1,000. He was fined $800 to be paid within a month, or six months in prison for 512 grams of the drug and $200 to be paid forthwith, or spend three weeks in prison for the remaining 53 grams of the drugs.

According to police, the 34-year-old carpenter stopped and reversed his vehicle when he observed a party of RRU officers conducting a routine stop and search operation in the Greiggs area around 10 p.m. on August 21.

The police gave chase and after they fired shots to get his attention, deShong stopped.

Corporal 723 Dalloway, who was among the party of RRU officers, recovered a grey Jansport bag on the back seat of deShong’s vehicle containing a brown taped package and a transparent plastic bag containing cannabis from under the driver’s seat. The packages were opened in deShong’s presence and, according to the police, he replied, “officer, is my weed.”

deShong was then taken to the Mesopotamia Police Station, where the bags were weighed separately. He was charged by corporal Dalloway.(AS)