Another Firearm is the off the streets: Crack Cocaine found

ZIZ News…Dec. 10, 2010 – The Police have stepped up their campaign to rid the federation of illegal Firearms and drugs.

The Press and Public Relations office of the Police Force issued a release on Thursday stating that on the 9th of December 2010 at approximately 10:00 am police officers from the Anti-Narcotics Unit were conducting a routine patrol in the Newtown area when they arrested two (2) Newtown male on suspicion of firearm and crack cocaine.

The two (2) men were taken to the Basseterre Police Station and police also took the quantity of crack cocaine and one (1) .40 mm PT Taurus Mellennium PRO Semi Automatic pistol and ten (10) rounds of .40 mm ammunition for further analysis.

According to the release, later that same day at 3:15 pm the police formally arrested and charged the two (2) men without a warrant for Possession of Crack Cocaine, Possession of Crack Cocaine with Intent to Supply and Possession of Firearm and Ammunition.

The accused persons are 33 years old Lester “Eight Ball” Tross of Pitcairn Street, Newtown and 18 years old Kasim “Steel” Peters of Pitcairn Street, Newtown.

The illegal firearm recovered brings the total number of illegal firearm recovered by police for 2010 to forty-three (43). The police are objecting to bail and if the court finds favour with their grounds for objecting then both accused would be remanded to HM Prisons awaiting trial. Investigations into this mater are ongoing.

Lester “Eight Ball” Tross

Kasim “Steel” Peters

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