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Police sergeant charged for drug possession with intent to supply

This article has been updated

A police sergeant in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has been charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply.

He is Officer Troy St Helen who has been suspended from duty.

The 39-year-old senior officer is to appear in Magistrate’s Court today, Friday, July 30.

St Helen had been interdicted from duty earlier this year following his suspected involvement in the January drug seizure.

He will be the third male charged in that operation which resulted in the seizure of more 200 kilos of cocaine.

Twenty-eight-year-old Shaun Massicott of East End was also charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply and being concerned with the supply of a controlled drug.

Devon Bedford of Harrigan Estate had been previously charged in the matter.

“During an operation on January 19 of this year in the Brandywine area, officers of the Force intercepted a rental vehicle,” the RVIPF said.

It added: “A search of that vehicle uncovered a large quantity of cocaine. A subsequent search of a second vehicle uncovered a smaller quantity of cocaine. A boat was seized as part of that operation.”

The image previously attached to this article was not that of the accused police sergeant Troy Helen but rather another officer, Dean Robin, who is NOT associated with any wrong doing. BVI News wishes to apologise to Mr Robin for the image/caption error.


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  1. Resident says:

    The police force is corrupt and needs its own COI

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    • @Resident says:

      The Police are no longer sweeping corruption under the carpet, they are dealing with it unlike Customs, Immigration, and the Prison Service

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      • Hmmmm says:

        Thanks to the new Chief of Police and his new Deputy Chief of Police, they are working good together to uproot them wicked police and their greedy ways.

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        • Correction says:

          This happened before the police chief came here 2 mo the ago. The officer was suspended since January. Give credit where it’s due.

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    • Victims says:

      We can’t be surprised that so many murders continue to be UNSOLVED. But, I still have hope that there are STILL GOOD police officers who want to DO the RIGHT thing and one day….the murders WILL be SOLVED, and the victims & their families will HAVE JUSTICE. I STILL think of Lovell,Trinity,Franklin, Glenn and ET..I’m praying for justice.

    • @Resident says:

      Your mouth big and your teeth short…but keep smiling.

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  2. As Usual says:

    All three foreign DNA of criminality.

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  3. corruption all over the place says:


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  4. United kingdom says:

    I agree, there need to be a coi into this force, the lucan investigation is incomplete, those 3 officers were charged, what about the big fish, the one incharge, too much coverup.

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  5. Patriot says:

    These island police has one agenda,pay close attention to his circle

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  6. Fallen says:

    That’s the way the cookie crumbles

  7. .... says:

    he heavy with a lot of teams out here so he going be safe….some of the big bosses going keep him safe cause he aint going say s**t

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  8. Fact says:

    It is evident that the force is capable of policing itself. It didn’t take Scotland Yard, MI6 or a foreign agency or local agency to arrest and charge but his very own. Cheers RVIPF keep weeding out. It’s the bad ones making it tough for the majority good ones.

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  9. Irma Chisit says:

    Been going on forever. Lost guns lost drugs lost money lost info. Right from police headquarters. Year in year out.

  10. The Price to pay says:

    If you can’t do it alone, leave it alone. One day your name will call..

  11. BVI Vibe says:

    When you digging a holes for other people dig one for yourself. KARMA IS A BEACH.

  12. GTFOH says:

    Bilal save us please. We need to investigate why all of the Governor’s portfolio are full of corruption and whether the top is involved. You can’t have people dying in prison. Prisoners including murderers being released on the streets to kill innocent civilians during Irma, police selling drugs, raping, stealing money and contraband and no investigations. Nobody on top being is held accountable. The Governor has to answer for this.

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    • Lie says:

      The prison system and these corrupt cops are the same sell out. And I hope they check some of these prison officers bank books are are paid to do a lot of wickedness

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    • Linn says:

      The prison system and these corrupt cops are the same sell out. And I hope they check some of these prison officers bank books are are paid to do a lot of wickedness

  13. Observer says:

    Customs is high profile, expat are not allowed in that uniform…..untouchable….

  14. Bvi gone says:

    And the three Lucan was supponsingly investigating where they are??They got paid and no result man out there free.

  15. Sweep Inside says:

    Sweep inside first before you step out to sweep the yard. These departments need cleaning out.

  16. J q says:

    There are more in there too the fat girl the clear dudes etc..

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  17. heh heh says:

    That’s KARMA my boy.

  18. Son of the soil says:

    This comes as no surprise to me… Seems like many of these island police find themselves in certain police departments only to gain personal benefts through the association with criminals and being involved in criminal acts.Please Commissioner investigate and sift them out immediately.

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