Criminal charges of possession of cannabis and possession of cannabis with intent to supply against Woman Police Officer Monica Williams have been withdrawn By the court. The WPO remains suspended from the police, however, pending the outcome of an internal investigation. WPO Williams along with Jeneve Mills were charged with the drug offences on February 19 as a result of a police search warrant executed on a Prickley Pear residence on February 12. The female police officer’s official address was given as St. Pauls however police confirmed that she was present during the raid and was therefore deemed to be in possession of any illegal substances found within the premises. WPO Williams and Mills both pleaded not guilty in a subsequent court proceeding and were released on $5000 bail each. Mills later changed his plea to guilty at the Basseterre Magistrate Court and was convicted of possession of cannabis and fined $2 000 to be paid within two weeks or serve one month imprisonment. The Observer has learned that WPO Williams has been charged with discreditable conduct and the trial will be adjudicated By an officer of the High Command. “If convicted By the police internal tribunal, WPO Williams can face a number of punishments including a fine, confinement to barracks for a specified period or dismissal,” Police PRO Inspector Vaughan Henderson told The Observer . The Senior Constable has reportedly served the police force for several years. Insp. Henderson would not reveal the terms of her continued suspension as it relates to whether she is receiving any portion of her salary during the abeyance from official duty.
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