An off-duty policeman and five civilians were arrested on May 1 after Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers allegedly found drugs, a loaded gun and tools for making counterfeit money. Constable Kensell Burrows, 32, of Garden View Road, who has been relieved from his duties on the force, made an initial appearance before Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt yesterday.
Burrows, who worked in the Internal Security Division, appeared along with Kenrick "Fire" Smith, Kevin Doreus, Dion Campbell, Neil Ferguson and Ken Mackey on the drug possession charge.
Police arrested the men when they executed a search warrant on a room at the Blue Water Resort on Cable Beach. All of the defendants, with the exception of Ferguson, denied the charge. According to Ferguson, a friend gave him the drugs to celebrate the birth of his twins on April 29. Ferguson, who was fined $1,000 following a conviction for drug possession in 1998, said "It was a joyous moment for me".
Ferguson-Pratt remanded Ferguson to prison. She is expected to sentence him at 2 p.m today.
Meanwhile, his co-accused were granted $10,000 bail with two sureties on the condition that they surrendered their passports to the court and reported to the police station closest to their homes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They are expected to return to court on May 14 for a status hearing to learn whether the Crown will continue the case against them. Ferguson-Pratt deferred the arraignment on the charges of gun and ammunition possession and possession of forgery tools to 2 p.m. at the request of Inspector Clifford Daxon.
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