Golden Grove couple arrested after being found with drugs and paraphernalia and large amounts of various currencies

Two Golden Grove residents who reportedly were found with a large amount of various currencies; drugs and drug paraphernalia; and ammunition have been arrested and jointly charged.

Dane Airall Jr., 32, and Merlyn Richards, 35, are facing charges of possession of 1.6 kilogrammes of cannabis; possession with intent to sell; being concerned in the supplying of cannabis; unlawful possession of five .38 rounds of ammunition; and unlawful possession of one .45 round of ammunition.

The duo is expected before the Magistrates Court this week.

Last Thursday, August 25, police officers from the Criminal Investigations Department, K9 Unit, and FERU executed a search warrant at the duo’s home and found thousands in Eastern Caribbean (EC) and Trinidad & Tobago currency; United States dollars; pounds sterling, and Euros.

Reports are that a number of small empty Ziploc bags; digital scales; a plastic sealer; and a black safe were also found and seized.

The accused were arrested on suspicion of possession of ammunition, and they, along with the items found, were taken to the St. John’s Police Station.

Meanwhile, the Police reportedly caught a man red-handed in a St. John’s pharmacy as he was attempting to steal a number of items, as well as money.

A press release from STRATCOM confirms the arrest of Ramone Thomas, aka “Rusky,” who is now in custody, assisting with investigations into the attempted burglary early Sunday morning, August 28.

At around 2:20 a.m., the Police reportedly received a report of the offence in progress at a pharmacy on the corner of New and Temple Streets. 

Officers quickly sprang into action and drove to the scene, where they reportedly observed signs of a break-in.  They conducted a search around the immediate area and inside the building, where they found Thomas with an undisclosed sum of EC and US currencies, along with other items, in his possession. 

He was arrested and taken into custody.