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Man accused of discarding drugs during police chase


A man who allegedly discarded two bags containing a substance suspected to be cannabis while he was being pursued by police has been brought before the Magistrate’s Court.

Charged with possession of 37 grams of cannabis and possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply to another is Dillion Finley.

He pleaded guilty to the simple possession charge but not guilty to the possession with intent to supply.


The court heard that on September 22 last year, police were on mobile patrol in Baugher’s Bay when they allegedly spotted the accused acting suspiciously.

The court further heard that Finley started walking in the opposite direction when police officers exited the vehicle to approach him.

And upon noting that he was about to be approached by the police, the accused allegedly started running away and discarded a bag that is believed to have contained the drugs.

The court was told that he was accosted by the lawmen when he allegedly discarded a second bag roughly five feet away from the first one.

A total of $498 was also found on his person.

He was subsequently arrested and charged and brought to the Road Town Police Station where the drugs were weighed.

One bag contained 17 grams while the other included 20 bags of green vegetable matter suspected to be cannabis.

His matter was adjourned to May 2. He not represented.

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  1. Legalize the thing says:

    Is it cannabis or drugs why these ppl trying to lock us up for a lil weed the man this thing in motion to be legalize n us young man still suffering from this…. our new premier need to really look into this thing decrimalize this thing to 7grams or less too.much young mhenn getting arrested for this…. if u talking crack cocaine or a gun sure lock a man up but weed what has so.much values today need to be look into…

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  2. smh says:

    Cannabis not killing a soul! Legalize the dam thing. Down to the police officers using it! All these lazy police officers just running down ppl for cannabis and it have families out here bawling for their deceased love ones for unsolved cases.

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  3. Islander says:

    Time to legalize it, tax it and give the money to the schools or health care.

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  4. ok says:

    so the weed still illegal. understood. What about the man $498.00. A person can’t keep a little change now? Is that illegal. How can you scan it to find out if it come from selling weed. Give the man back he money

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  5. Wangsta says:

    See the Feds and panic, definition of a clown

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  6. Good family says:

    All these clown does do is keep the incarceration numbers up

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