Just after 3:30PM on Wednesday, 29 April, officers from the Community Policing Department, along with Special Constables, were on patrol in the central George Town area when officers approached a man sitting outside a residence. When officers approached the man he ran from the officers, which aroused their suspicion.
The area that the man was sitting at was checked and several small packages of a substance resembling cocaine were found and recovered by the officers. The man, age 52, of George Town, was pursued and subsequently arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine, suspicion of possession of cocaine with intent to supply and suspicion of consumption of a controlled drug.
The man was searched and a quantity of cash was found in his possession and seized and evidenced as criminal property. He was taken into custody and later bailed pending further investigation.
"This incident is just one example of the type of work that the Community Policing Department carries out daily," says Inspector Courtney Myles, head of the Community Policing Department. "Even during times like these, the service that Community Police Officers provide is invaluable to the safety of our communities."
The matter is being investigated by police.