Police in Placencia have arrested and charged 38-year-old, Marlon Wright for possession of controlled drug. Police say that they were on foot patrol on Monday night when they came across Wright who was coming from the west side of the village. Police conducted a search of his person and while they were doing so, a black plastic bag fell to the ground. Wright, reportedly quickly attempted to conceal the bag by placing his foot over it but his quick move was noticed by the officer who then retrieved the plastic bag. In it there was 4 grams of crack cocaine for which Wright was charged for.
Also, Placencia’s Quick Response team conducted a search behind Jay Birds Bar in the village in an abandoned lot. There, they found a black plastic bag, containing several other smaller bags which had in weed. It all weighed 113 grams and was labelled as found property since no one was in the area at the time.