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Walters finally admits to supplying marijuana

Deron Walters at court on a previous occasion

Deron Walters has admitted to the Magistrate’s Court that he intended to supply the 706 grams of marijuana that police found inside his motor scooter nearly two years ago.
He made the admission by way of a guilty plea yesterday, May 16, putting an abrupt end to his months-long drug trial.

The offender previously pleaded not guilty to the charge: possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply to another.

A member of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force recently testified that Walters had refused to give up his alleged supplier to the police.

The offender was also charged with possession of the said drugs. He already pleaded guilty to this offence.

Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo is expected to sentence Walters for both offences on July 7.

The Fat Hogs Bay resident is being represented by attorney-at-law Stacey Abel.

It is reported that police were at a certain premises when Walters arrived there on July 15, 2015.

The cops claimed that they smelt marijuana on the offender, and so they searched him and his scooter.

They found a yellow bag containing marijuana, the court heard. The officers also found $600 on Walters.

He was taken to the Road Town Police Station where he was charged.

Other cases

Walters, in the meantime, has other matters pending before the Magistrate’s Court.

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

Police also said they have slapped Walters with cocaine-related charges after they allegedly discovered the illegal substance when they searched his vehicle in the Baughers Bay area of Tortola on March 16 this year. 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.

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