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Fireman fined nearly $5K for marijuana, cocaine

Magistrate's Court at John's Hole, Tortola

Magistrate’s Court at John’s Hole, Tortola

Fire Officer Gregory Alleyne, who was charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana, has been fined $4,800 in the Magistrate’s Court.

He was fined this week after he pleaded guilty before Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste Dabreo.

Magistrate Dabreo fined the 27-year-old $2,800 for the 15 grams of marijuana that police found in his possession last year.

She then fined him an additional $2,000 for the four grams of cocaine that was also found.

The court gave Alleyne until April 10 to pay the fines.

If he does not settle the payment by that time, he will serve six months imprisonment for each charge.

It was reported that that, on October 19 last year, Alleyne was traveling in a motor jeep in Sea Cow’s Bay when police officers signaled him to stop.

After he pulled over, the police officers instructed him to exit the vehicle. He complied.

The prosecution claimed that police searched Alleyne’s right pants pocket and found a clear plastic bag containing marijuana, and a zip-lock bag containing a quantity of crack cocaine.

When cautioned about the substances, Alleyne reportedly told the law enforcement officers: “I am not going to lie; I smoke my weed.”

During a subsequent interview at the Road Town Police Station, Alleyne reportedly admitted that the illicit substances belong to him.

Trial for assault and theft

In relation to another case, Alleyne will return to court on February 6 when he and his co-accused Shaun Scatliffe will stand trial for theft and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The two are accused of injuring a man and stealing from him in Pasea Estate.

The prosecution reported that the incident took place on October 18 last year while the complainant was in a parked vehicle near Tortola Sports Club.

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