Jerome Hernandez, a 26-year-old man from Carnbee, Tobago, was arrested for possession of marijuana for trafficking, during an anti-crime exercise.
According to police reports, searches were conducted at the Scarborough Port Authority compound, where several vehicles, luggage, and passengers leaving the T&T Spirit Fast Ferry and the Cabo Star vessels were searched.
While the searches were being conducted, the officers approached a white Mitsubishis Lancer driven by Hernandez. A search was conducted of the vehicle, and in the trunk of the vehicle four rectangular blocks of marijuana were allegedly found and seized.
The marijuana weighed 2.026 kilograms. Hernandez was arrested and charged for possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
He appeared virtually before Magistrate Ava Vandenberg-Bailey at the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court this morning and was granted bail for $125,000.00 or $45,000 cash bail. He is to surrender his passport and report to the Shirvan Road Police Station every Tuesday. The matter has been postponed to February 25th, 2021.