July 8, 2011
Trio charged in Barbados drug seizure

As a result of operation on Wednesday June 29, 2011where 24 taped packages of cannabis, weighing 1,370 lbs were seized by the Police Drug Squad at Broadley, St John, Barbados, the following persons were arrested and charged:{{more}}

Simeon Marlon Lewis, 36 yrs of Clifton Hall, St. John and Orange Hill and Georgetown, St Vincent (Barbadian and Vincentian citizenship); Matthew Orlando Gittens, 41 yrs of Church View, St. John; and Ryan Oneal Hoyte, 32 yrs, of Church View, St. John.

They appeared at the District C Magistrate Court on Friday July 1, 2011, jointly charged with the offences of Possession with intent to supply, Possession, and Trafficking in cannabis worth just over $2.5 million Bds. They were not required to plea to the indictable offences and were remanded until July 28, 2011.