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JVD man gets $10K bail for marijuana possession

Not the marijuana mentioned in the story

A man who police allegedly held with 31 grams of marijuana has been granted $10,000 bail.

Charged is 29-year-old Jost Van Dyke resident, Dwayne Donovan.

The accused British Virgin Islands native is charged with possession of marijuana, and drug possession with intent to supply to another.

According to reports, law enforcers were on duty in West End this month when they stopped a vehicle travelling in the area.

During a subsequent search of the vehicle in which Donovan was travelling, police recovered a bag that reportedly contained green vegetable suspected to be cannabis.

Donovan was subsequently arrested and charged.

He is expected to appear in the Magistrate’s Court next month.

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  1. P Wall says:

    Let the man be 31 grams of cannabis can do no harm.

  2. James says:

    It is time this nonsense stops. Don’t we see that the so called developed world has legalised maryjane under the guise of medicine? The US is now testing various strains and flavours to soon begin exporting whilst we are wasting the Court’s time, DPP’s time, Police’s time and giving persons a criminal record for what is widely considered a medicine!
    So much for being a nation of the descendants of African who knew the uses and power of plants.

    Disclaimer: I am not a smoker of anything, but I know that the ideological reason behind the criminalization of marijuana was and continues to be wrong.

  3. equal Application of Law says:

    White to Afro local ratio: 20:1

    White to indigenous local: 25:1

    Afro ex-pat to local: 15-20:1

    Internationally, whites smuggle, sell and use marijuana and other illegal stimulants equal to to more than locals.

    Yet, observational, non-researched data seem to suggest that only the local male is ever arrested and charged for some weed, while another entire community lives exclusively outside of law enforcement, seizure, arrest and or charge.

    Thus seem to be unequal and disproportionate application of the.

    Moreover, given that law enforcement personnel ratio of ex-pat to officers to local officers, is probably about 90:1, may suggest that Afro expats gets a “look the other way” from law enforcers, as they clearly also smuggle, sell and smoke more than or equal to locals.

    So why is it that only local males are ever arrested and charged.`If marijuana laws must be enforced they should and must be enforced demographically equally.

    If not resentment will bleed profusely.

    Note: None of the above data are results of any scientific research. Instead, they are derived from keen observation. However, if a study was to be done, it is not far fetched to conceive that those observational data and it could be close in correlation.

    Equal treatment and justice for all, not just some. Why should some sit in their secluded and segregated abodes and never worry about facing or expecting the law. Do they have special privileges that locals do not with regards to law emforcement?

  4. WowRu says:

    The Only “crime” the BVI could fight and them happy bout it. Legalize the herb. When they go balo it’s the same herb they up there smoking. So we jus paying tax to get them of the street and aid them with munchies.

  5. Suxkyeey says:

    Its the right arrest rate.per popylation black 95 percent populaton and very little arrests are made for weed so proportional its how it will be..

  6. old man says:

    Marijuana was criminalized because it is a social drug. People get together and smoke. In the 1920s and 1930s it was mostly Mexicans and blacks that would smoke in the American South. Groups of Mexicans and black people were considered a bad idea, so the government made marijuana illegal. If we continue to ban marijuana, we are perpetuating that racist ideology from 100 years ago, that was put in place to keep minorities from getting together at the end of the day.
    in the modern time, it is a travesty that a young man who is a hard working father of one with a baby on the way, and has no criminal record at all, has to go to prison for having a small amount of organic matter that is illegal because of the actions of a racist U.S. government in the last century. Decriminalize now.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Marijuana was criminalized because it is a social drug. People get together and smoke. In the 1920s and 1930s it was mostly Mexicans and blacks that would smoke in the American South. Groups of Mexicans and black people were considered a bad idea, so the government made marijuana illegal. If we continue to ban marijuana, we are perpetuating that racist ideology from 100 years ago, that was put in place to keep minorities from getting together at the end of the day.
    in the modern time, it is a travesty that a young man who is a hard working father of one with a baby on the way, and has no criminal record at all, has to go to prison for having a small amount of organic matter that is illegal because of the actions of a racist U.S. government in the last century. Decriminalize now.

  8. duck1951 says:

    Stoned age system! This too will go away eventually .

  9. ? says:

    Why is magic ???? allowed with no problem, but if somebody has a tiny bit of weed, it illegal?

  10. Rubber Duck says:

    It is not just medicinal marijuana that is legalized in several US states, Colorado, Washington etc. It is recrelational marijuana.

    BVI should follow. It is a fact that a possible majority of the BVI population uses marijuana. It is crazy that it is illegal.

    It could however be that this was a police arrest because they suspect other things and the weed is just the excuse to ask questions.

  11. woke says:

    until we stop putting our own in jail for a plant that natualy grows from the earth where we get everything,because a racist movment told us its illegal then we are just keeping ourselfs in a never ending loup of stupidly and im ashamed of us as a teritory

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