News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – At approximately 9:20am on Wednesday, August 19, police officers were on mobile patrol in Warwick when they observed plants they believed to be controlled drug cannabis being grown in flower pots at a Pearman’s Hill, West residence.
Following enquiries, it was determined the plants belonged to a 22-year-old male occupant of the residence.
A search of the occupant’s apartment resulted in the discovery of a quantity of suspected cannabis as well as dug equipment.
The occupant was subsequently arrested and detained.
Meanwhile, at around 12:30pm on the same day, Customs Officers at LF Wade International Airport, reported an arriving passenger was found with plant material and cartridges believed to contain the cannabinoid, THC.
The items were reportedly found during a search of the passenger’s luggage inside the arrivals hall.
The passenger, a US national, was arrested for importation of a controlled drug and later bailed.