Canadian’s day in court
THE 24-year-old Canadian woman who was arrested at JFK International Airport on Sunday before boarding a plane to Barbados allegedly with guns, bullets and ganja, appeared in a New York court yesterday.
Nyesha McPherson, who also turned 24 on Sunday, was arrested by police when 33 pounds of marijuana, two disassembled .40-calibre handguns, 350 rounds of ammunition, four magazines for the guns and 58 bricks of marijuana totalling 33 pounds were discovered carefully concealed in boxes, tubs and cans of everyday household products in her luggage.
She was on her way to board a flight to Barbados.
McPherson appeared in the Queens Criminal Court charged with first-degree criminal possession of marijuana, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a firearm, possession of high-capacity magazines and possession of ammunition.
Reports indicated that the young woman was bonded or bailed in the sum of $50 000. It was not clear if the money was paid but reports further stated she was being held at Rose M. Singer Centre – a correctional institution for women.