Trainee cop held with contraband at Hanover police lock-up, charged
HANOVER,Jamaica – A trainee cop was arrested and charged after he was reportedly held with contraband at the Hanover Police Headquarters lock-up in Lucea.
He has been identified as 28-year-old Constable Dalmar Smith, a probationer who worked at Detention and Courts in the Hanover Division.
Smith was charged with possession and dealing in ganja as well as breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act on Friday. No court date was given for the accused.
Reports are that about 7:10 pm last Tuesday, Constable Smith was on duty at the Hanover headquarters cells when his supervisors observed him acting suspiciously.
He was subsequently searched before he entered the cell block, however, nothing illegal was reportedly found. The trainee cop was then escorted to his white Toyota Fielder motorcar parked on the compound. During a search of the vehicle in the constable’s presence, a bag containing vegetable matter resembling ganja was found along with a number of cigarettes, lighters, wrizzler, tobacco, bleaching cream, bottles with rum and cell phones.
Further reports are that the policeman handed over $25,000, which he reportedly admitted he received as payment to deliver the items to individuals in custody.
Constable Smith was charged after statements were collected and consultation was done with the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s legal officer.