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Cop freed of drug charges following 2015 arrest

A member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, who was charged with drug trafficking four years ago, was freed on Tuesday before the St. Andrew Parish Court after his attorney challenged the prosecution's case.
 
Constable Robert Roach was arrested on June 6, 2015 during an operation along Norman Manley Highway in St. Andrew.
 
His vehicle was stopped by the police, and during a search, ganja weighing 44 pounds, was allegedly found in the trunk.
 
At the trial, Constable Roach's attorney, Christopher Townsend, argued that the investigator who submitted the ganja to the government laboratory for testing was not called to testify by the Crown.
 
He added that the other witnesses called to testify were not able to establish where the ganja was being kept before it was taken to the laboratory.
 
Following submissions, the judge ordered the release of the constable.


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