College Vice Principal Faces Drug Trafficking Charge

Updated: November 23, 2015

The Vice Principal of Wesley College has been charged for possession of controlled drugs with the intent to supply to another. The 35-year-old man, Melvin Newtown Hewlett, was busted last Friday by officers of the Gang Suppression Unit who were carrying out operations on Yarborough Road. A release from the GSU points out that their attention was drawn to two men who were standing by side of Wesley College. One of the men was a known drug peddler and the other was Hewlett. The GSU says that when Hewlett saw them coming, he reportedly threw something over the fence and into the compound of Wesley College. Hewlett’s movements were too slow for the GSU officers who then took him to where the object landed. The item was inspected in front of him and GSU officer realized that it was crack cocaine separated into two transparent plastic bags. The crack cocaine weighed fourteen grams and Hewlett was taken to the station where he was officially charged for “Possession of Controlled Drugs with the Intent to Supply to Another”.