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Customs Officer Charged following ONDCP Counter-Narcotics Operations

Tuesday 19th February, 2019-A Customs Officer is facing drug charges while another man is hospitalized with a gunshot wound, following counter-narcotics operations by the ONDCP yesterday.

In a statement, the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy detailed that on Monday they conducted a counter-narcotic operation in the Golden Grove area which resulted in the detention of Desmond Lewis, a Customs Officer of four and half years.

Mr. Lewis who is from Jennings was arrested after ONDCP Officers conducted a search of his vehicle and found slightly over one (1 lb) of Cannabis. The estimated wholesale value of the drug is Four Thousand, Five Hundred EC Dollars (ECD$4,500.00). Additionally, an amount of approximately Five Thousand, Eight Hundred and FiftyEC Dollars (ECD $5,850.00) was seized. Lewis has since been charged with “Possession” and “Possession with Intent to Supply”.

Also on Monday, ongoing counter-narcotic operations conducted in the Bolans area, resulted in Laurie Kenroy Marshall of Jennings being apprehended. Mr. Marshall the statement outlined in an attempt to evade apprehension by officers of the ONDCP was shot in the leg as a result of driving dangerously, threatening an Officer’s safety. Four (4) packages of cannabis were found in the vehicle in which he was driving.

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Mr. Marshall is presently warded in a stable condition at the Mount St. John Medical Centre and upon his discharge will assist the ONDCP with their continued investigations.

The statement outlined that Mr. Marshall is known to Law Enforcement, locally and internationally and has been previously convicted of several drug related offences.

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