Twins in custody for guns and drugs possession

POSTED: 09/24/15 1:07 PM

St. Maarten – Police arrested 25-year-old twin brothers Nathaniel Edwin and Rolando Nederville H. last week Monday for firearm and cocaine possession. On Friday, the Judge of Instruction extended the brothers’ police custody by eight days.

The arrest took place last week Monday around 8 p.m. in Pelican Key.

Nathaniel H. told the Judge of Instruction on Friday that he was the passenger in the car his twin brother was driving. “I bought cocaine for personal use and hid it in a tin can,” he said.

Rolando H. said that the police did not ask him permission to search his car and that the bags of marijuana they found was for personal use. These drugs were worth around $200, he said.

Both brothers said that they have been threatened on several occasions and that they bought guns “from an acquaintance for no more than $800.”

The brothers have no prior brushes with the justice system. They operate the Exodus Car Wash in Simpson Bay. A third partner is tending to the business during their detention.

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