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Inmates charged in prison for intent to supply drugs

Deron Walters and Nickail Chambers.

Two inmates at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsum Ghut have been arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to supply.

One of the inmates has been identified as Deron Walters, a man who is already serving a 22-month prison sentence, and who has a $26,000 fine for a similar offence.

The second inmate accused is attempted-murderer, Nickail Chambers.

Allegations of this recent drug charge are not known. But police said they were arrested on March 29.

Both were already incarcerated at the time of their arrest.

They are expected to make an appearance in the Magistrate’s Court.


Walters was only sentenced four months ago for possession of 706 grams of marijuana, as well as possession with intent to supply to another.

The 30-year-old Fat Hogs Bay resident also has other cases pending before the court.

He is charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and being armed with an offensive weapon in those matters.

Walters also has cocaine-related charges. Police allegedly discovered the illegal substance when they searched his vehicle in the Baughers Bay area of Tortola a year ago.

According to police, he is charged with unlawful possession of cocaine, unlawful possession of cocaine with intent to supply, unlawful possession of marijuana, and resisting arrest.


Chambers has also been described as having an extremely poor rap sheet.

He is accused of trying to murder his childhood friend Cory Prince. He allegedly tried to gun down Prince nearly a year ago.

According to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Chambers has been before the court for other offences such as burglary, rape, possession of an offensive weapon, possession of a controlled drug, common assault, and handling stolen goods.

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  1. Poor says:

    This is a complete reflection of our judicial and prison systems right here. Why should they not do these things even in prison when the consequences they bear for much more serious crimes they face before is a joke.

  2. Give them HARD labour says:

    Our sentencing laws need to change…they need to be modernised to reflect our reality…and in some cases…we need to bring back some of the former sentences….

    Please re-instate HARD LABOUR…or if it is there…please START giving these types of sentences…these young fellows need to know what work is…stop giving them pay for that work…let it go into the consolidated fund for the prison to feed, clothe and house them…so that Balsum Ghut would be seen as a dreaded place as opposed to a hotel stay

    • Lyricist says:

      Yea…I consign you…start with call woo who???? get found guilty for grabbing a man car key…..and was only given a slap on the wrist ….and here right now giving man tickets oN the round aboUt ….like all of us didn’t go tru the worst hurricane together……
      But otherwise…both these alleged wrongdoers in question need to be sent away…..let them know what real time looks like

  3. vi says:

    Walters, stop embarrassing your parents nuh.

  4. LOL says:

    It seems like they love where they’re staying. WTF?

  5. Mysterious says:

    How did they get the drugs who gave it to them are they not in prison?

  6. How? says:

    How they getting the drugs in prison? Staff members, through the fence and family members.sad to say but that is not a prison it is a hotel for criminals.

  7. Saddened from afar says:

    This is an embarrassment on many levels. The fact that they were in possession of contrabands with the intent to sell, screams: very poor screening system of visitors and possible involvement of prison employees. Institute strip searching of all visitors (I realize it’s a far-fetch proposal). Clearly there is a high probability that corruption exist amongst the prison personnel. Terminate all of them and start anew with “outsiders.”

  8. local says:

    Having illegal stuff(drugs) in prison is not unique to BVI, that happens world wide. The problem is that regular searches must be done and person charged when found.searches should be done on the officers as well.when i speak of illegal stuff i dont mean like Tvs etc.(big stuff)-mainly drugs and cellphones and weapons are found.Prison officers are bought by criminals and once it starts they cant change back

  9. Tola people is fruad!!! says:

    I does wounder if y’all who b talking s**t on social media getting paid…that’s why the country currently how it is today…at the end of all of this bs only 2 people getting paid.the gorvnment n of course the pushers… Everyone else is just bystanders.. In these streets is ur own who be selling u out…#f✂12

  10. Set up says:

    Don’t believe everything you read. I hope you all will be apologizing when you get the facts.

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