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Drug accused refused to name supplier, court hears

Deron Walters at court on a previous occasion

Deron Walters at court on a previous occasion

A police officer has testified in the Magistrate’s Court that Deron Walters – who was reportedly found with more than 680 grams of marijuana and a wad of cash – has refused to give up his alleged supplier to cops.

Walters is on trial for possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply.

When Officer Daren Malone took to the witness stand this week, he told Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste DaBreo that, after the accused was arrested, he was invited to participate in a police interview.

Officer Malone stated that Walters was asked to name his alleged supplier, but he did not give an answer.

The officer recalled being told by the accused: “You find me with it (the marijuana); so I will deal with it.”

In the meantime, the cop told the court that Walters was found with $600 cash, broken down in twenty-two $20 notes, three $50 notes, and a $10 note.

He further testified that, when he asked Walters how he came in possession of the funds, Walters said he runs a trucking business.

Officer Malone added that he asked the accused to produce receipts for the money, but Walters didn’t do so.

The accused was reportedly found with the drug and money at a certain premises on July 15 last year.

It is alleged that police smelt marijuana on the accused so they searched him and the scooter he was riding at the time.

During the search, they recovered a yellow knapsack containing marijuana, the court heard.

While the accused pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled drug, he denied having intent to supply the substance to others.

He is being represented by defence attorney Stacey Able. The trial continues.

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  1. uhm.. says:

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    these police does have warrants when they come and search people ??

    • Legal Mind says:

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      Maybe you should familiarize yourself with the law before making that statement. Police can search you without a warrant once they have reasonable cause.

      • have mercy says:

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        Legal Mind, Uhm only asked a question by the question marks on the end. Jeez

      • Uhm says:

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        Legal mind dont know what they talkin about below is the truth and reality of the situation FYI.

        Police powers to stop and search: your rights

        The police have powers to stop and question you at any time – they can search you depending on the situation.

        A police community support officer (PCSO) must be in uniform when they stop and question you. A police officer doesn’t always have to be in uniform but if they’re not wearing uniform they must show you their warrant card.

        Stop and question: police powers

        A police officer has powers to stop you at any time and ask you:

        what you’re doing
        why you’re in an area and/or where you’re going
        However, you don’t have to answer any questions the police officer asks you.

        Stop and search: police powers
        A police officer has powers to stop and search you if they have ‘reasonable grounds’ to suspect you’re carrying:

        illegal drugs
        a weapon
        stolen property
        something which could be used to commit a crime, eg a crowbar
        You can only be stopped and searched without reasonable grounds if it has been approved by a senior police officer. This can happen if it is suspected that:

        serious violence could take place
        you’re carrying a weapon or have used one
        you’re in a specific location or area
        Before you’re searched

        Before you’re searched the police officer must tell you:

        their name and police station
        what they expect to find, eg drugs
        the reason they want to search you, eg it looks like you’re hiding something
        why they are legally allowed to search you
        that you can have a record of the search and if this isn’t possible at the time, how you can get a copy
        Removing clothing: police powers

        A police officer can ask you to take off your coat, jacket or gloves.

        The police might ask you to take off other clothes and anything you’re wearing for religious reasons – eg a veil or turban. If they do, they must take you somewhere out of public view.

        If the officer wants to remove more than a jacket and gloves they must be the same sex as you.

      • @legal mind says:

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        Smell of marijuana is not reasonable cause for the officer to have justified searching his vehicle he would of had to seen something

  2. Rastaman says:

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    Wait receipts for $600.00?

    • Departed says:

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      • east says:

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        @departed.. why you guys sooo.. you doing your shitzz anybody in your business? he don’t have to show sht for that .. the family have tooo much

        • Departed says:

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          That’s the thing my business ain’t on da street nor in the online papers or court house. If you riding dirty and have wads of cash on you what do you think babylon gonna do if caught? They link the two together! Ain’t rocket science and dude should know better in that game…..hat the player not the game!

  3. vi says:

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    That is pocket change, spending money, for me and I don’t indulge in illegal activity.

    The man is a trucker, what f….ing receipt he going have for delivering stuff for people. These police just sickening now man

    • Uhm says:

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      Go island services n buy a personal receipt book…. they gon send us jail for doing wrong but they wont invest in teachin us right from the jump.

      F babylon but still be wise in knowing police got to eat too and since everybody cheatin, they are not exempt from the same temptation by the system.

      Its the folks u dont see yall need to be concerned about because they put the ink on paper which must be adhered to by them.

      Everytime our society has a fallin out with the police these people does be behind closed doors laughin because their agenda is pit one against the other….. uniform or not we still a monkey to dem lol

  4. Really? says:

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    • east says:

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      Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

    • strupes says:

      Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 7 Thumb down 5

      You making it sound like if he name the supplier he gon geh less time or something lmao he absolutely right if you ask me

  5. tolian says:

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    Them police like man 600 aint sht

  6. Tola full of rat says:

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    At least it have one real 1 in the land of shell turtle and rats.

  7. Real says:

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    Don’t mind em my boy. You ain’t no rat. Police with the sht.

  8. serpico says:

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    He is ebarassing his mom and pop who worked/works in law enforcement

  9. Grumpy says:

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    I know it is not legal, but put him in jail till he talk, and after a few weeks, months, years, he will

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