St Michael resident Clint Hurley has been ordered to pay $55,000 forthwith or he will spend 18 months behind bars following the discovery of 104 cannabis plants under cultivation in his yard.
The drug was found yesterday by members of the Drug Squad, who’d executed a search warrant at Hurley’s residence at Mission Gap, Brittons Cross Road.
The 38-year-old was charged with possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and cultivation.
He appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
Meantime, some 3000 cannabis plants were discovered under cultivation in a wooded area in the Ridge, St Joseph area yesterday.
The operation, conducted between 10 am and 2.05 pm, was led by the Anti Gun Unit and assisted by the Marine and Special Services Units and members of the Barbados Defence Force.
Police say there were 1500 ‘well maintained’ seedlings, and 1500 trees ranging from 2 feet to 5 feet in height.
An illegal connection to the water supply of the Barbados Water Authority was also discovered, however no arrests were made.
And in another operation, members of the Drug Squad today arrested 40-year-old Trevor Best of Pine Plantation Road, St. Michael after nine cannabis plants were allegedly discovered under cultivation in his enclosed yard.
Police say a loose quantity of cannabis was also discovered in his home, weighing an overall four pounds.
Best has been charged with possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and cultivation.