Police: No weed smoking in fetes

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 15:30

Think again about smok­ing mar­i­jua­na dur­ing a pub­lic Car­ni­val event this year, the po­lice have warned.

Speak­ing at the Po­lice press brief­ing on Wednes­day Sgt Or­cil Phillip of the Traf­fic Branch ad­vised against tak­ing a smoke dur­ing a fete.


"Any­one caught smok­ing mar­i­jua­na in a pub­lic place will be im­me­di­ate­ly ar­rest­ed. Just be­cause a par­ty is pri­vate and re­quires a paid tick­et does not make it a pri­vate space, " said Sgt Phillip.

Elec­tron­ic cig­a­rettes would al­so be un­der scruti­ny, as Phillip said the that of­fi­cers would be on the look­out for de­vices which could fa­cil­i­tate the smok­ing of the sub­stance.

Phillip said the po­lice would keep their eyes pried for "Any light­ed or heat­ed de­vice, pipe or any oth­er prod­uct whether nat­ur­al or syn­thet­ic for the in­hala­tion of a sub­stance in any man­ner or in any form and in­cludes the use of an elec­tron­ic smok­ing de­vice that cre­ates an aerosol or vapour in any man­ner or any form or the use of any oral­ly used de­vice for the pur­pose of in­hala­tion of the sub­stance."

He al­so re­mind­ed the pub­lic that sev­er­al po­lice of­fi­cers manned these events.

"Many of these events would have uni­formed and plain clothes po­lice of­fi­cers on du­ty so we ap­peal to you to re­frain from light­ing it up. Be­cause this will re­sult in your im­me­di­ate ar­rest, " said Sgt Phillip.

Philip al­so urged dri­vers to be well rest­ed be­fore tak­ing the roads af­ter these event

"Tired dri­vers are con­sid­ered more dan­ger­ous than drunk dri­vers so please pay at­ten­tion to how tired you are and how you are feel­ing af­ter these events, " he said.

Reporter: Peter Christopher