A Class Two Warrant Officer, attached to Tetron Barracks was granted $200,000 bail by an Arima Magistrate, yesterday. Warrant Officer, Ronald Steede, 47, was not called to enter a plea. The matter has been adjourned to November 24th.
According to police reports, on June 1st, two Warrant officers attached to the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment visited the Golden Grove Maximum Security Prison, Arouca, to deliver food items to soldiers presently incarcerated. The items were searched by prisons officers who discovered marijuana and other prohibited articles that were included with the food items.
The Arouca Police were alerted and the men were arrested and interviewed by officers of the Criminal Investigations Department. Following the interview, one soldier was released pending further investigations and the other was charged for possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and possession of prohibited articles by PC Lambkin.