Police arrest suspected cocaine dealer on 7MB

| 07/05/2010

(CNS): Police said this morning that that had arrested 30-year-old man and seized an undisclosed quantity of cocaine as part of a police operation in the Seven Mile Beach area earlier this week. The RCIPS said the suspectdealer was arrested by officers from the drugs task force on suspicion of various drugs offences including possession of cocaine with intent to supply, on Wednesday, 5 May. The man has been released on police bail and police enquiries are ongoing the RCIPS stated.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Wish the police would do something about the dealers pushing to the kids/teens.  Caught my teen with what he thought was just weed (trying to be cool and fit in).  Little did he know it was laced with liquid cocaine (made from products under your sink). These kids have no idea what they are buying, they just want to be popular – but they are being fooled and only know they need/want more.

    Parents if you ever smell something that smells like a rotting carcuss (dead animal) on you kids or in your house -beware ! That’s the smell when it burns. 


  2. Anonymous says:

    My suggestion would be to amend the law that allows people to carry with them (or keep at their house) a very small amount of ganja for their personal use (ie not enough that they could supply to other people). People should be able to purchase it through a government run/supervised shop.

    I believe this would eliminate a lot of the criminal activity. This way, the police could focus on the suppliers and dealers of hardcore drugs.

  3. Anonymous says:

    The drug dealer that tries to sell drugs to tourists is arrested immediately…too bad the same thing doesn’t happen to the local drug dealers that sell to locals…

    • Anonymous says:

      In all fairness, the drug dealer that moves product on 7 mile beach is a pretty sucky drug dealer.

  4. Come on Man! says:

    Well done and thanks RCIPS!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I’m not defending this person, but we can please legalize drugs.  The War on Drugs is a disaster on every front.

    • EastSider says:

      I am sorry to say but this is a stupid comment.  Have you ever had a family member or close friend in the clutches of drug addiction ?  I think not or you would never say the war on drugs is a disaster.  Every effort to stamp out the slavery of drug addiction is one to be rewarded, not called a disaster.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yeah, you’re right.  The war on drugs has been so effective and yet you describe the misery of drug addiction.  Nobody who wants to buy or use drugs is unable to do so because of the law.

        You don’t see the irony?  Well, probably not, so I will explain it to you.  By making drug users criminals, you are keeping them in the shadows and it is actually more difficult to help people in need.

        Criminalizing plants that God gave us is useless, costly and self-defeating.  Society can’t save people from themselves – if it isn’t cocaine, perhaps they destroy their lives using alcolhol, glue or even cough medicine.

        I would see legalization with all of the monetary proceeds used for a full blown effort to help the people whose lives have been destroyed by drugs, alcohol or anything else.

        The only people that have been helped by the War on Drugs sham are the gangsters, thugs, drug lords and crooked police/politicians (this is global, I am not specifying Cayman).  These people are allowed to make millions of dollars while the people suffering at their hands are forced to remain cowering in the shadows and fringes of society.

        And I have never used an illegal drug in my life.

        • Anonymous says:

           Well said. I think one of the biggest issues with the war on drugs is the misinformation and propaganda regarding the issues.  In reality it’s far from black and white, and individuals tend to be quicker to believe what the next person (who is possibly just as ignorant as them) says than to go and do some research for themselves. I think it’s about time Caymans drug laws are looked at and reformed to reflect the opinions of an educated community.

          "marijuana illegal but cigarettes cool?…i might look kind of funny but i ain’t no fool"

        • EastSider says:

          The article is not about drug users but about drug suppliers.  The people who are addicted definitely need help but legalizing drugs surely won’t encourage anyone to get the help needed.

          • Anonymous says:

            That’s ridiculous.  Have you ever heard of Alcolholics Anonymous?  I’ve never heard some who is addicted to alcohol say that they don’t need help becuase alcolhol is legal.

            They may give 1,000 other reasons why they don’t need help.  But the fact that its legal is not a reason.

            • EastSider says:

              I did not say it is a reason.  I said it would not encourage anyone to get help.  Alcohol is very addictive but you cannot compare an alcoholic to someone addicted to crack cocaine.  I have not heard of anyone committing burglary, selling their bodies or crimes to this extent to get a drink.  People addicted to crack cocaine do all kinds of things they would not normally do to get a rock.  If you take a drink you can control how much you drink.  With crack the first time you do it you become addicted and this has been proven,  Becoming an alcoholic occurs over time.

              • Anonymous says:

                What?  You have never seen someone’s life destroyed and turned to crime because of alcolhol??????  That is a stupid comment made just to defend your previous post.

                Drop the comparison of crack to alcohol – it is a straw man argument.

                I could make the comparison between marijuana and some of the drugs, like Vicodin, which are legal – showing that marijuana is a much safer drug.

                This is not about who’s life is ruined or who turns to crime – that is obviously going to happen whether drugs are legal or illegal. 

                This is about the violence and corruption that has been created around the drug trade.  It is unspeakable and in places like Columbia and Mexico – wars are being fought over drug routes.  Why don’t you think about the innocent lives that are ruined and ended in these places as well.

    • Anonymous says:

      I would suspect you have never witnessed the misery that drugs have on families.  This is the most crass suggestion that has appeared on this site. 

      • Pastor Deduchy says:

        I have witnessed it first hand in my familyand I strongly support legalisation.  The current laws just print money for criminals and make getting help much much harder for those that face problems.  Drugs and addiction will be there either way, but the case for legalisation is, from a logical perspective, overwhelming, unfortunately knee jerk emotion like the above post gets in the way.

    • Dred says:

      I believe you all are on drugs.

      So let’s see. The argument for drug legalisation is that by legalising it you make it easier to get therefore more people will sell it and competition drives price down making it NOT AS profitable to the dealers.

      Aaaah do you really think at any point it will stop drugs? No you will have drug users taking more and more hence the issues that were there before does not go away.

      Let me put it another way. Because it is now legal the drug dealers do not have to hide so they can have more sellers and spread it to a wider audience. While cost per unit goes down the overall units being sold goes up exponentially. To the consumer he now can buy two rocks instead of one do you think because he usually consumes only 1 rock he stops? NO you idiot now he buys two and might even force a third because it’s so cheap now and NOT illegal.

      End result is worse than previous result. More consumption, more accidents, more broken families, more foreclosures, more people on the street. Police instead of chasing drug dealers are now dealing with excallating abuse cases, accidents and murders.

      Your plan is so flawed it isn’t funny. Legalising only leads to more issues. Let’s look at how legalising alcohol did us shall we.

      How can alcohol be blamed for 100,000 deaths each year?


      • 5% of all deaths from diseases of the circulatory system are attributed to alcohol.
      • 15% of all deaths from diseases of the respiratory system are attributed to alcohol.
      • 30% of all deaths from accidents caused by fire and flames are attributed to alcohol.
      • 30% of all accidental drownings are attributed to alcohol.
      • 30% of all suicides are attributed to alcohol.
      • 40% of all deaths due to accidental falls are attributed to alcohol.
      • 45% of all deaths in automobile accidents are attributed to alcohol.
      • 60% of all homicides are attributed to alcohol.

      So while you are thinking about how well the last thing we legalised did let’s pray there are no stupid people out there to listen to you.

      • Oh Say It Isn't So! says:

        Puhleaze! Enough about how bad drugs are! Surely the Doctors distribute the chemicals just as addictive and far worse than pot! You think people in pain and on drugs are not going to get hooked and want cocaine one day? Where is that arguement? EVERYONE is on prescribed DRUGS – almost everyone of them WORSE for your health and definately MORE LIKELY to MAKE YOU AND ADDICT!

        Meanwhile, I hear nothing against people dying from exposure to Alcohol, never heard of someone dying of ganja! Let them legalize the drugs and be done with it. Your argument only makes sense if you are a drug dealer trying to hang on to an occupation!! One word everyone LESS CRIME! Less people doing time.

        • Anonymous says:

          Look into and you will see that many people do die from ganja. Whether as a result of smoking it directly, or the long term affects which are worse than cigarettes or the occasional incident where people freak out and murder people. Yes it’s rare that ganja turns people violent but it is common amongst people with existing mental disorders, who are in the category of people most likely to do drugs.

          The less noticeable affects are that it makes you lazy and is demotivational to anything. Maybe a reason for the poor performance of many Caymanians in the workplace. Take a look at your own life and you’ll see what I mean. Ok you won’t because you’ll be too stoned and think it is the foreigners hampering your career, not the fact you smoke too much weed.

          Anyway I think the discussion here is on the harder drugs such as coke and heroin which do kill many people and destory many more lives.

      • Anonymous says:

        Wow – so every person in Cayman dies 1.5 times per year due to alcohol.  Great work on the stats.

        • Anonymous says:

          Pedantic Idiot – nothing more needs to be said

          • Anonymous says:

            I don’t think there was anything idiotic about the poster’s comment.  Your post included a statistic that was completely unsupported and without context.  The poster called you out on it, granted he/she was being a bit cheeky.

            "100,000 people die every year from alcohol" – clearly you are not referring to the Cayman Islands.  But to what population do you refer? 

            The world?  If so, that is a deminimus statistic given the fact that 50 million people die in the world every year.

            The United States? Ok, that is a more serious problem, but where does the statistic come from?  Road deaths?  Overdose? Liver problems?  How do we know that alcohol was the only factor in the person’s death?

            So, please get off your high horse and stop throwing random statistics around without proper reference and context.  In my opinion, your random statistic was more "idiotic" than the poster’s sharp retort.

      • Anonymous says:

        You are correct that we should go back to prohibition, which was very successful in criminalizing 90% of theU.S. population and created the very organized crime problems that we are still infected with today.

        Your problem is that you want to run eveyone’s lives for them.  I couldn’t care less if my neighbor drinks a beer on his patio or lights up some ganja.  Its none of my business.

        You think you can run people’s lives better than they can run their own life.

        And the previous reply brings up a good point – why are Vicodin and Oxycontin legal and marijuana not legal?  These are much more addictive and destructive drugs – just look at Rush Limbaugh who got addicted.

        Your arguments are full of all the distortions and lies that politicians and drug lords use to keep their lucrative business going.