Arrests in drug raid
A drug offender who was ordered to pay $55 000 forthwith began serving the 18-month alternative on Saturday after he failed to come up with the money.
Clint Hurley, 38, of St Michael, was among three people arrested by police over the weekend as they carried out drug raids in St Joseph, St Michael and Christ Church.
Police made several seizures during the raids and also found an illegal water connection at the Ridge, St Joseph, where 3 000 plants were discovered under cultivation.
In Hurley’s case, he was charged with possession, posession with intent to supply, trafficking and cultivation in relation to 104 trees, the tallest of which was seven feet. All the offences were committed on Saturday.
Hurley appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court on Saturday and was given the fine which he was unable to pay by the end of the sitting. (PR)