Anguilla Police Report: Police destroy 10,000 cannabis plants and South Hill man on bail


Police destroy 10,000 cannabis plants

Drugs Prepped for destructioANGUILLA — The Royal Anguilla Police Force on Friday, August 12, destroyed some 8,243 locally cultivated cannabis plants by fire. The lot consisted of 6,227 full grown plants and 2,016 seedlings.

The plants were seized during several eradication exercises across the island during the period November 2014 to August 2016.

Of the 16 areas from where the seizures were made 67% or 5,515 plants came from North Hill, Blowing Point, South Hill, Island Harbor and West End. The remaining 2,728 came from places such as Stoney Ground, The Farington, North Side, East End, Roaches Hill, Spring Path, Little Harbour, Sandy Hill, Swing High, Tackling and Welches.

34-year-old South Hill man on bail

Paul Morrison-001ANGUILLA — The Royal Anguilla Police Force arrested and charged 34-year-old Jason Richardson of South Hill for wounding, grievous bodily harm and throwing missiles.

Richardson, who was arrested on Friday, August 12, was taken before the Magistrate’s Court on Monday, August 15, where he was granted bail in the sum of EC $15,000 with one surety.

The alleged offender, who is due back in court on Thursday, September 22, was ordered to have no contact with the victim and/or witnesses in the matter and to keep the peace.