Drugs and Firearms Recovered during Raid at Arundell-Hill
On Tuesday the 23rd of August, 2011, about 4:30pm, at Arundell-Hill, Castries, a combined unit of police officers executed a search warrant on the premises of 42-year-old, Simon Stephen of Arundell-Hill, where the lawmen discovered one .40calibre glock pistol with an extended magazine and thirty (30) rounds of ammunition. The firearm is adapted to fire both automatic and semiautomatic mode.
The officers also found one .38revolver along with eight (8) rounds of ammunition, 6.5 kilos of cocaine, three cans of pepper spray, one pair of handcuffs and a quantity of cash which amounted to $6000.00US, $2800.00Euro and $1400.00EC, amounting to a total of about $25,000.00EC.
Police arrested Simon Stephen and his wife, 36-year-old Julitta Sharon James Stephen who were both charged for possession of firearms and ammunition. Her husband was charged for possession of controlled drugs and possession with intent to supply to another while she was charged for possession of controlled drugs and aiding and abetting the intent to supply controlled drugs.
The coupled appeared in court on Friday the 26th of August, 2011, where the matter was adjourned to the 18th of November, 2011 for sufficiency hearing.