Court fines fisherman for controlled drugs
From the Courts
September 14, 2021
Court fines fisherman for controlled drugs

A 60 YEAR old fisherman of Rose Bank/Grenada was fined after pleading guilty to a controlled drugs charge when he appeared in the Serious Offenses Court (SOC).

According to a release from the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF) the court fined Derrick Abraham $6667.00 after his guilty plea; $1500.00 of which was to be paid forthwith in default of which he would spend three months in prison. The balance of $5167.00 is to be paid by February 28, 2022 or Abraham will spend six months in prison if he defaults.

The RSVGPF release said that on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 members of the Rapid Response Unit (RRU), were conducting searches at the wharf in Union Island. The searches revealed 6057 grammes of cannabis concealed in seven cornflakes boxes on a boat. Abraham was arrested and charged in connection with the controlled drugs with intent to supply it to another. When cautioned, he initially said it was food stuff for his kids before later admitting to it being cannabis.

Abraham pleaded guilty when he appeared in court and was fined.