Monday 24 February, 2020

Marijuana trees found growing in St. Augustine man’s house

One man was arrested and nineteen fully grown marijuana trees seized by officers of the Northern Division, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the St. Augustine district, last night into early this morning.

The exercise was conducted between 11:30pm on Thursday and 5:30am, on Friday, during which officers executed a search warrant at the Scott Street, St. Augustine home of a 57-year-old suspect.

 The search resulted in officers discovering 19 fully grown marijuana trees which were planted on the premises.

The plants were uprooted and the suspect was arrested in connection with the find.

The drug has an estimated street value of $19,000.

 Officers also had cause to arrest two men; a 27-year-old of La Horquetta and a 34-year-old, of Malabar for possession of marijuana.

A total of 55.85 grams of marijuana was discovered in their possession.

One bullet proof vest was also discovered during the exercise and a 43-year-old Tunapuna man arrested in connection with the find.

Investigations are ongoing.

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