Exhibit Keeper could face charges for improper disposal of tainted weed sweets
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- April 27, 2023
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While the Commissioner has given clarity as to how the weed sweets got into the country and who was to receive it, there is now the issue of the Exhibit Keeper who reportedly made a unilateral decision to improperly dispose of the tainted sweets. Commissioner Williams explained that there are several charges that could be levied against him.
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “The exhibit keeper is not disciplined by the commissioner because he’s a civilian but I have directed an investigation, a criminal investigation to look to see at two possibilities. One would be perverting the course of justice because the fact that these gummies were there and there was an active investigation by him disposing of them he certainly had perverted the course of justice. But to say pervert the course of justice it requires that there be some element of intent that he would have had to intend to pervert the course of justice. From his explanation it doesn’t seem that way so the next option is to see whether or not he can be charged for causing harm by negligence because now through his negligent conduct by now following the process he caused harm to a number of persons. With negligence all we need to prove was that his conduct was negligent and that would be sufficient for a conviction so more than likely that is the route we’re going. I had discussed the matter this morning with Ms.Elrington and we’re looking at it and by this evening we should be able to determine exactly what route. We’re waiting for the test results from the lab as well as the report from the hospital and statements from the person who took the item to the dump site and those who collected the items because again you have to create a nexus between the exhibit keeper and these gummies that these persons ingested to say that it was the same gummies that he disposed of negligently that caused the harm to these individuals. So there’s a lot that we need to get done to get to where we want to be but I assure the public that we’re doing all we can to ensure that whoever is responsible for this careless and reckless act is held to account.”