SRP constable Osalade Carter, her 65-year-old father Anthony Carter and her common-law husband Travis Todd appeared in the Scarborough magistrates’ court yesterday charged with having and cultivating marijuana.
Todd and SRP Carter, who have two children, pleaded not guilty to the charges before Magistrate Brian Debideen. They have no previous or pending convictions. They are to return to court on a later date.
Anthony Carter pleaded guilty to having ten calabashes with marijuana inside a room in his house. He was fined $9000. He also pleaded guilty to cultivating marijuana in 22 buckets. He told Debideen that he grows the marijuana for religious and medicinal purposes. Anthony was previously charged for having marijuana in 1999, 2003 and 2005.
According to police reports, around 2pm on Friday last, members of the Tobago Task Force and and other police executed a warrant at Anthony Carter’s home at Union Village, Plymouth Road, Tobago.
Allegedly present were Osalade Carter, 31, who works with the Inter-Agency Task Force and lives at Maloney Gardens, and 30-year-old Todd, an offshore worker from Petit Valley.
Police said when they approached the fenced yard they saw Carter tending to several marijuana plants and they arrested him. They then searched his house where dried marijuana was found in a room.
And another policewoman who was arrested on Friday last after marijuana was allegedly found at her home, was released from custody without charge. She works at the Crown Point police station and was arrested at her Mason Hall, Tobago home which she shares with her common law husband.
It is alleged that the policewoman said she had no knowledge of the marijuana at her home and this was backed up by a statement from her husband.