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Jamaican charged with drug offences

NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

Jamaican charged with drug offences

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MEMBERS OF THE Drug Squad have arrested and charged a Jamaican man with four drug offences.
Patrick George Hanson, 46, has been charged with possession of one and a half pounds of cannabis, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation.
Hanson arrived by air from Jamaica on February 21 and was interviewed by police after clearing Immigration. 
He was referred to a medical facility where he passed out 47 packets containing cannabis which he had ingested.
Hanson appeared at the District B Magistrate Court today and pleaded guilty to the offences.
On the charges of possession and importation, he was sentenced to 18 months each, to run concurrent.  He was convicted, reprimanded and discharged on the remaining charges of trafficking and possession with intent to supply. (PR)