Jamaican chef to serve 18 months in jail
Jamaican Omar O’Neil Samuels will be spending the next 18 months at HMP Dodds for trafficking marijuana.
This sentence was handed down today by Magistrate Laurie-Ann Smith-Bovell after the 37-year-old chef reappeared before her in the District ‘B’ Magistrates’ Court.
Samuels, of Lot #60 Ashwood, Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth, had pleaded guilty to possession, trafficking, importation and intent to supply two pounds of marijuana when he made his first court appearance earlier this week.
The drug was found in a suit bag which he had with him on April 25, when he arrived at the Grantley Adams International Airport.
Samuels told the court that his girlfriend was pregnant, things were hard in Jamaica and he brought the marijuana to Barbados to make some money to support his family and unborn child.
He also received 18 month sentences for intent to supply and importation of marijuana. The three sentences will run concurrently.
He was convicted, reprimanded and discharged for possession of the illegal drug.