Some of the dried marijuana found and seized during the police anti-crime exercise in Shirvan, Tobago, on Tuesday 22 December 2020. (Image: TTPS)

Tobago police arrested three persons yesterday (Tuesday 22 December 2020) for possession of marijuana, in two separate incidents during an anti-crime exercise in the Courland Trace area in Shirvan.

Official police reports state that officers executed a search warrant around 3:50 am at a home in Black Rock, Tobago. During the search, a white crocus bag containing 440 grammes of dried, plant-like material resembling marijuana was found concealed in a cupboard.

The TTPS release confirms that JOICE SURREY was arrested and later charged for the offence.

Surrey appeared at the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Tuesday 22 December 2020).  She was placed on a bond to keep the peace for two years. However, if found in default, she will be brought to court and sentenced to six months’ hard labour, the TTPS release reports.

Some of the dried marijuana found and seized during the police anti-crime exercise in Shirvan, Tobago, on Tuesday 22 December 2020. (Image: TTPS)

In the second incident, police officers executed a search warrant around 4:30 am at a home in Patience Hill, Tobago.  At that location, they reportedly discovered 145 grammes of plant-like material resembling marijuana on a piece of white cloth on a nightstand in a bedroom.

The Police Service confirms that 33-year-old STEPHEN DEMAS and 34-year-old ANNISHA PIERRE were arrested in connection with the find.  

Demas and Pierre appeared at the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Tuesday 22 December 2020).  Both accused were fined $1,000 each, or two months’ hard labour.

The police exercise, which was conducted between the hours of 2.45 am and 6.20 am, was coordinated and supervised by Snr Supt Garvin Simon and spearheaded by Sgt Stewart.

The exercise included officers of the Tobago Divisional Task Force, Charlotteville, Scarborough, Roxborough, Moriah, Crown Point, and Shirvan Road Police Stations, as well as the Canine Unit.