Nagra Plunkett, Assignment Coordinator
"The people are overjoyed and believe that justice has been served."
That was the declaration from Gordon Baldie, chairman of the People's National Party's (PNP) Granville division executive committee yesterday evening after learning that charges had been dropped against Granville Councillor Michael Troupe.
"It's jubilee in Granville and the general constituency of West Central St James," Baldie declared.
PNP Youth Organization chairman for West Central St James, Chevan Maxwell, said he wanted his political mentor to move past the "unfortunate" incident and carry on the business of his division and the wider Montego Bay, St James, community.
"It is a feeling of elation. From the beginning, Deputy Mayor Troupe was not guilty and I'm happy that the matter has been disposed of in the court," Maxwell told The Gleaner.
"Councillor Troupe has the full support of the youth of West Central St James - and Granville, in particular."
The deputy mayor and his son, Jevaughn, were arrested on July 18 during a raid of their Granville, St James, home by members of the Lottery Scam Task Force.