By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT – Six persons were arraigned on drug possession charges in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court.
Kirkland Simmons, Phillipo Roberts, Titus Morris, Dijon Coakley, Godfrey Laing, and Karen Hield were charged with possession of dangerous drugs and possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply.
The arrests were the result of Operation Blacklist Sporadic, which was conducted by officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit, Grand Bahama, between May 29 and May 31.
Simmons, Roberts and Morris pleaded guilty to the charges.
Simmons and Roberts were sentenced to five years at Her Majesty’s Prison. Morris was sentenced to four years.
Coakley, Laing and Hield pleaded not guilty. Coakley and Laing were remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison until October 8 for trial.
Hield was remanded until November 4 for trial.
• FIREARM DISCOVERY
Police discovered a firearm and ammunition in the South Bahamia area on Monday.
According to reports, Drug Enforcement Unit officers, acting on a tip, went to Rum Cay Drive around 1:45pm and discovered a black plastic bag.
Officers searched the bag and found a black and brown 7.62 rifle, along with 12 live rounds of 7.62 ammunition.
In a separate matter, police officers also discovered ammunition in the Tamarind Street area.
Officers acting on the tip discovered a white package, which contained two live rounds of .45 ammunition and one live round of .9mm ammunition.
Investigations are continuing into both matters.