On Friday, Deron Walters was sentenced to almost five years in prison after allegedly being found with 14 blocks of cocaine — which had an estimated street value of $1.5 million — with the intent to sell it to others.
For possession of cocaine, he was given 32 months in prison, and for allegedly having the intent to supply that drug he was sentenced to four years and eight months.
He was also given a $165 fine, or four days in prison if not paid, for possession of one gram of marijuana. His sentences will run concurrently.
Mr. Walters was first arrested at around 9 a.m. on March 16, 2017. Police officers were on mobile patrol in the Baughers Bay area when they allegedly spotted him smoking a joint by his car, according to the Crown.
Officers attempted to arrest Mr. Walters, but he began to push one officer in an effort to get away, according to the Crown. He was eventually subdued on the ground.
During a more comprehensive search of the defendant’s jeep at the Road Town Police Station, officers said, they found the blocks of cocaine on the floor and back seat, amounting to about 15 kilograms.
Another hearing will take place to determine what happens to Mr. Walter’s vehicle, which the Crown alleges was used to transport the cocaine.