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St. Thomas Police Confiscate Real & Fake Weapons; Saturated Patrol Scores Drugs

December 10, 2010
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Police on St. Thomas confiscated marijuana and a real and fake weapon during routine patrols Wednesday, December 8.

Saturated patrols confiscated several bags of marijuana packaged for sale around 4:14 p.m. in the Hospital Ground area. Police said as they drove through the area, a group of five or six men fled on foot and discarded the drugs.  

Earlier at about 3:17 p.m. police confiscated a .357 Smith and Wesson firearm in Estate Contant. Police continue to investigate this matter.

Zone Command officers along with Traffic Investigation Bureau and Bicycle Unit officers assist with saturated patrols.

Later in the day around 7:12 p.m. officers confiscated a pellet gun from a 23-year-old male in the Estate Thomas area. Concerned citizens called 911 and reported a male with a gun. When officers arrived on the scene, the suspect reached towards his waist area, and officers ordered the man to stop. He was searched and the gun was found tucked in his waist.

Police Commissioner Novelle E. Francis Jr. reminds the public that persons possessing fake firearms can face criminal charges. He said oftentimes replica weapons can be mistaken for real weapons and officers will treat all weapons as deadly and threatening. The Commissioner added that during this holiday season, parents should remember that toy guns are not suitable gifts for children.

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