Senior cop remanded on drug charge


Deputy Superintendent of Police Dexter Brown was on Wednesday remanded to prison after being charged with possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.

Brown appeared at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court on the East Coast of Demerara before Magistrate Fabayo Azore where he entered a not guilty plea to the charge.

He was remanded to prison until November 2, 2021, and will make his next appearance at the Mahaica Magistrate’s Court.

According to previous reports, the Deputy Superintendent was arrested on October 1, 2021, after driving away from two police roadblocks. Reports are that police, acting on information, erected a roadblock at the Helena #2 Public Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD) where a silver Toyota Allion car (PTT 3891) was asked to stop.

“While the vehicle was at the roadblock, the police patrol from the Regional Police Division drove up, resulting in DSP Brown driving through the roadblock in an attempt to escape. He was pursued by the ranks and was intercepted at Lima Dam, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara,” a police report said.

The vehicle was then searched and 9.4 kilograms of cannabis sativa and 2 rounds of 9mm ammunition were reportedly found.

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