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Jamaican sentenced for drug offences


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Jamaican sentenced for drug offences

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Members of the Drug Squad have arrested and charged a Jamaican national, for several drug related offences which were committed at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Monday, January 26. He is 40-year-old, Deorian Orlando Duhaney.

Duhaney was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply, trafficking cannabis and importation of cannabis.

He arrived on the island by air on Monday, January 26, from Jamaica via Trinidad. Having cleared immigration, he was interviewed by police. He was subsequently referred to the QEH, where he later passed out 47 taped packages containing cannabis. He was subsequently arrested and formally charged for the offences. 

Duhaney appeared before Magistrate Laurie-Ann Smith-Bovell in the District ‘B’ Court today, where he pleaded guilty to the offences.

He was fined $4 000 forthwith or 12 months in prison for the offence of trafficking cannabis. He was further convicted, reprimanded and discharged (CRD) on the remaining offences.

The fine was not paid, therefore he was sentenced to the 12 months in prison.

The weight of the suspected cannabis is 0.5 pounds, with an estimated street value of $2 000. (PR)

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