45-year-old SHAWN TOUSSAINT, of Diego Martin, is charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. (Image: TTPS)

A Diego Martin man is expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

The Police Service reports that 45-year-old SHAWN TOUSSAINT, of Upper Dillon Street, Diego Martin, was charged with the offence, after being arrested by officers of the Western Division Task Force (WDTF) during an anti-crime exercise this week.

According to official police reports, during the exercise, officers proceeded to the home of the accused where they conducted a search and found two plastic bags containing 3.02 kilogrammes in his possession. The drug has an estimated street value of $30,200.

The suspect, Shawn Toussaint, was arrested and subsequently charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking by PC Peltier of the WDTF on Wednesday. 

He will face a Port-of-Spain Magistrate to answer the charges today, Thursday 7th January 2021.

The exercise was conducted in the district between 7pm on Tuesday 5th and 2am on Wednesday 6th January 2021. It was spearheaded by Snr. Supt. Thompson and ASP Baird; coordinated by Inspectors Reyes and Grant and Sgt (Ag.) Carmona; and also included officers of the Canine Unit.