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Police bust Bird with 7.1 grams of crack cocaine Print E-mail
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Thursday, 14 January 2016 00:00

Victoria Street fisherman, Rueben Herredia, 40, known on the streets as “Bird”, is out on bail after he was busted by police with 7.1 grams of crack cocaine on Monday, January 11.

Police say they were on mobile patrol around 3 p.m. on Castle Street when PC Earl Hamilton saw Heredia walking in the opposite direction from them. Hamilton claims that he saw Herredia pick up something, pushed it into his pocket and began to act suspicious. The officers approached and informed him that a search would be conducted. Inside his pocket, police found a piece of toilet paper which contained a small transparent bag with four pieces of white substance suspected to be crack cocaine.

Herredia was arraigned in court on Tuesday, January 12, before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser for one count of possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply another person or persons for the purpose of drug trafficking. In court, Heredia was represented by attorney Bryan Neal and pleaded not guilty to the charge. There was no objection to bail for Herredia but records show that he owes the court $30 for a traffic offense which he had to pay before he could post bail of $3,000 plus one surety of the same. He was able to pay his outstanding fines and met his bail. Herredia is due back in court on March 11, 2016.

According to police, when they busted Herredia he said, “Boss work something out nuh. I only deh do something here so I could come up like everybody else. I will pay $250.”