By Jáedee S.K. Caines
THG Network (Feb. 11, 2017) — Two Kittitian men and one Antiguan male have been ordered to pay fines in connection with a number of drug-related charges.
Kenrick Simmonds, the son of St. Kitts and Nevis’ first Prime Minister and only living National Hero Rt. Excellent Sir Kennedy Simmonds, was found guilty on seven charges, including aiding and abetting his co-defendants, individually, on their three charges. He was ordered to pay $300,000 in five months or serve four years in prison.
The initial press release that was issued by the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force in Oct. 2015 outlined that “Simmonds was arrested, charged and cautioned for obstruction under the Electronics Crime Act and incite to import under the Drug Act.”
Tenielle Percival, who is being convicted for Possession of a controlled drug, Possession with intent to supply a controlled drug and Importation of a controlled drug, was fined $60,000, which is to be paid in three months or he will serve four years in prison.
Greg Williamson, the Antiguan national, was fined $30,000, which is to be paid in one month or he will serve 23 months in jail. His charges are the same as Percival’s.
Following the early morning drug bust on a beach in Conaree, St. Kitts, on Oct. 1, 2015, the police reportedly seized 124 pounds of marijuana, a gun and four rounds of ammunition. The drugs were said to have a value of $930,000.
Another man, Obie Baron, who was with Williamson, died in a shootout with police at the scene.
Photo Caption: (sourced photos…l-r) Kenrick Simmonds, Tenielle Percival and Greg Williamson