Police arrest ‘ganja farmer’ featured in Observer front page story – News

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — The Westmoreland Police Wednesday confirmed that they have arrested the man whose photograph appears on the front page of today’s (October 23) edition of the Jamaica Observer smoking a chillum pipe.


According to the Constabulary Communication Network (CCN) the man who goes by the name Ras Puddler was taken into custody about midday Wednesday during a raid carried out at his Little London, Westmoreland home.

The police say they found the man in possession of a chillum pipe, three pounds of ganja and several ganja seedlings.

He will be charged for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act.

Ras Puddler in the Observer story strongly opposed the legalisation of marijuana.

“I don’t want ganja to be legalised. They should go no further than decriminalise it so that the police will not have to harass me for my spliff,” he said.