A ruling by the Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP, Paula Llewellyn, has prevented a police constable from facing a criminal charge.

The Constable, with less than two years service, was last week arrested after he was allegedly found near the police lock-up in Linstead, St. Catherine with contraband.

He was allegedly caught with liquor, drugs and cigarettes. He was suspected of breaching the Corrections Act.

Statements were collected and a file sent to the DPP for advice.

The DPP found no evidence to substantiate a charge but recommended that disciplinary action be taken against him.

A source attached to the St Catherine North Police Division, told our news centre that a file is being prepared to place the Constable before a departmental court of enquiry.

Our source says the Constable faces dismissal as the Commissioner of Police has the prerogative to dismiss him forthwith, given that he’s yet to complete his two-year probationary period.