Four Sea Cows Bay residents were charged on Thursday in connection to gun and drug offences, local police are reporting.
Charged with keeping an unlicensed firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply are 55-year-old Doris Mills, 29-year-old Gregory Alleyne Jr, 24-year-old Alisma Wheatley, and 35-year-old Kervis Collis Rhymer.
They were implicated during a police raid at a residence in Sea Cows Bay this week.
The raid yielded one loaded pistol, nearly 40 rounds of ammunition, and a quantity of two substances believed to be cocaine and cannabis.
The arrestees are scheduled to make an appearance in the Magistrate’s Court.
“This is one less illegal firearm on our streets because of the dedicated work of these officers. While it might seem like an uphill battle with our seemingly porous borders, the Virgin Islands is continuing to benefit from work carried out by officers of this Force in seizing firearms, arresting persons keeping these weapons as well as those engaging in the illegal drug trade,” Police Commissioner Michael Matthews said while commenting on the bust.
Police have been making a considerable amount of gun busts in the last several weeks.
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