Suspect crack dealer caught

| 26/08/2009

(CNS):  Police said this afternoon that a 55-year-old man is currently in custody after being arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine with intent to supply, possession of cocaine, possession of ganja and consumption of a controlled drug. The man was arrested early this morning (26 August) at 6.35am as he cycled on Firewood Close off Capt. Joe and Osbert Road. 17 packets of wrapped crack cocaine, 7 pieces of crack cocaine,a quarter ounce of cocaine powder and a small amount of ganja.was found on him.

The arrest was made by officers working on ‘Operation Lacovia’, which involves on and off-duty West Bay officers supported by the K9 unit targeting known criminals and tackling serious areas of crime such as burglary and drug crime. The suspect was searched under the misuse of drugs law when the crack and other drugs were found.

“Drug use is a plague in our communities,” said Area Commander Chief Inspector Angelique Howell. “It has a devastating effect on our families, neighbours and the society at large and we are determined to continue to target those involved in using and selling illegal substances.”

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling Crime Stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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  1. noname says:

    Crack dealers do not use crack, or they would be on the other end of the spectrum which is a crack user/addict.  Crack is too much a powerful addiction that ruins the user’s life.  If a dealer starts using crack, they will end up as a crack user/addict, as they will have no self control and discipline to be a dealer. 

    They deal crack to make money off of other people’s addiction to crack.  They don’t care that it totally ruins and devastates the user’s/addict’s life.  They laugh at all the stupid things the user/addict does or all the trouble the user/addict gets in to, all the crime the user/addict commits, even no matter how serious trouble or crime the user/addict gets into.  And they will beat the user/addict up and sometimes quite severely (as they know the user/addict is not going to go to the police and report it), and they threaten to kill the user/addict and this is usually because the user/addict owes the dealer for crack credited to the user/addict on a "tab" like a bar "tab" and can’t pay.  They can be quite cruel and wicked, and usually are!  I know people that have been beaten, knifed, etc for owing a crack dealer for crack on a "tab".  I know of a dog been beaten with a stick by a dealer to avenge the owner of the dog, one of the dealer’s customers.  They are brutal!!!

    Crack dealers should get long-long-long prison sentences!!!  They are a NIGHTMARE to any society!!!  They are violent and they are a root cause of alot of violent crimes and murders, and burglaries and armed robberies in this island.  Most burglaries are caused by crack users/addicts trying to muster up money to take to the crack dealer for either a "tab" owed (so they don’t get violently beat up by the dealer) or to pay the dealer for more hits of crack to get high!  (The dealers like to allow the users/addicts to run up "tabs" because then they can threaten to beat or kill them when they can’t pay the bill, and that pushes the user/addict to be in fear and panic, andthen go and burgle, rob and steal to not get beaten!  It is a business strategy with a high pay back! They use the vunerability of the user/addict’s weaknesses to make a sure sale!!  Their world is unlawful and illegal, they don’t keep the law.  They don’t care about carrying the one who owes them to court!  They have their own method of court!  They violently beat them up!!  Sometimes with stick, wood, pipe, etc.) 

    Most violent crimes and armed robberies are caused by crack dealers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  And loads of guns come into the island through crack dealers!!!!!!!!!!!

    I say set an example to the rest of the crack dealers out there, lock this one up for the maximum sentence possible!!!! 

    I will pray that he gives his heart to the Lord and convert to Christianity.  But he can serve God in prison!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Punishment is due him for his crimes against the Law of the Land!!!!!!!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Terms of long hard penal servitude should be sought.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thank you RCIP!  Well done. Thank you. Keep up the good work.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Food, you should read the story before commenting. This guy is not a mere pot smoker, he had 17 wraps of crack in his pocket and another 7 rocks plus 7 grams of coke. These are the hard drugs you so rightly say that ruin lives. He was a dealer and needs to be locked up, we can’t turn a blind eye as it wasn’t a couple of spliffs, it was over a grands worth i would say and at 6.30am I can only presume he was hoping to get to the school in time to sell his wares to your kids.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Good work RCIP.

    This guy with the drugs is at the bottom of the illegal drugs food chain so we don’t want to fool ourselves that we have arrested a drug kingpin.

    Another crackhead dealer will have already replaced him.

    • Anonymous says:

      Ok it’s 6:30 am and I feel like going for a bike ride. Better get my supplies together. I got my wrapped cocaine check. I got my pieces of crack cocaine check. I got my ounce of cocaine powder check. And better bring some ganja just in case…riding, riding, riding…damn I forgot my crack pipe!

  6. food says:

    Cayman needs to put serious consideration into putting marijuana as the lowest law enforcement priority. There are far bigger fish to fry, like drugs that actually ruin lives and the ridiculous burglaries and murders that have been happening. Anyone else agree we should let the pot smokers go and start targeting more people like theives and crack dealers? We waste so much time and money trying to squash the ganja ‘problem’, but the attempts are obviously futile. Its just a shame sometimes that all psychoactive drugs are  lumped together as something bad. Please do the research and open your minds everyone.

    • Optimus Prime says:

      There are bigger fish to fry, but he is also one less dealer off the street. Are you suggesting that ganja does not ruin lives? Not so, it can, and does.

      I believe that law breakers should be prosecuted once found guilty of a crime. Therefore, I do not agree that pot smokers should be let go. You want to smoke your ganja? Move to Amsterdam where it is legal. The RCIPS is responsible for crime control in it’s entirety, they cannot concentrate on one and avoid the other, they have to work in all areas because guaranteed if the ease up in any area, it will get worse and harder to curb.

      I must also disagree with your third opinion, where attempts to squash the ganja problem are futile. Are you saying that the whole world should give up on the illegal, multi billion dollar business of illegal drugs, as far as we see, the efforts seem to amplify its productivity. Shootings are more prevalent, despite efforts, should they give up on that too? Realizing that efforts are futile?

      Personally, I think your mind is a bit too open.

      Good job RCIPS, I appreciate one less drug dealer off our streets.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I have to commend the Caymanians for this. I live in the U.S. and it is bad here. I detest drugs of all forms.

    This may be of interest to you, maybe a shock, I’m not sure.





  8. Anonymous says:

    Darn it, only five years from retirement too! At least he wasn’t counting on his pension!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Ang! Gaw him! Good job, RCIPS. Now let’s go get all the rest – drug-dealin’, gun-towtin’ – who put fear into the hearts of everyone or negatively influence our young people.

    • Anonymous says:

      Of course he won’t be a Caymanian will he?

      • Grandpa Crime Stoppa says:

         Doesn’t matter, he off da street… 

        Keep ya eyes open and call da Crime Stoppers number, and make yer $1000.. – Grandpa

  10. Anonymous says:

    Well done, RCIP! Keep up the good work!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Now that you have him off the street, throw the Book at him.

    Make sure his sentence includes hard labour, something he is obviously not accustomed to.