Five school dropouts charged with cultivating marijuana

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 13:30

Five teenagers today appeared before Chaguanas Magistrate, Joanne O’Connor, charged with cultivating marijuana with an estimated street value of $300,000,a statement by the Police Service has said.

The statement said the teenagers, aged 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 were held in a marijuana field located off Arena Road, Freeport, by officers of the Central Division Task Force during an anti-crime operation in the area on November 9th, 2016.

Police say 305 marijuana trees were uprooted and destroyed by police.

The boys were described as school dropouts.

The matter was adjourned to Thursday 8th December, 2016.

PC Kristian Khan of the Central Division Task Force laid the charge.