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Westmoreland 'mastermind' behind false COVID voice note charged

Published:Sunday | March 29, 2020 | 12:00 AM
Zavian Patterson, 37, who was listed as a person of interest, surrendered to the police on Sunday.

A Westmoreland man has now been charged with creating public mischief in relation to a viral voice note falsely claiming that there would be a shutdown of the parish. 

Zavian Patterson, 37, who was listed as a person of interest, surrendered to the police on Sunday.

The police information arm said he was accompanied by his lawyer.

The police have described Patterson as the mastermind behind the voice note.

In the meantime, they are reminding members of the public to be responsible and not to create or share false information which can cause unnecessary panic and anxiety for the public.  

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