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Jamaican musician off to Dodds

COURT TODAY BLOCKA Jamaican musician will be calling HMP Dodds home for the next four years, after he admitted bringing 25 and a half pounds of marijuana into Barbados on Monday.

When Deane Dwight Wright, 34, of Toolgate, Clarendon arrived here on a flight from Jamaica, his luggage was searched by Customs officials. Ten taped packages were found among his clothing and he was handed over to police.

Wright pleaded guilty today to possession, trafficking, intent to supply and importing the drugs.

Magistrate Laurie-Ann Smith-Bovell today sentenced him to four years in prison for trafficking the cannabis. He was also given four concurrent years for importing and intent to supply the substance. He was convicted, reprimanded and discharged for possession.

Meanwhile, another Jamaican, this time 63-year-old Gloria Simpson-Harris, also pleaded guilty to four similar charges in the same District ‘B’ Magistrates’ Court, related to the discovery of four packages with five pounds of cannabis in her suitcase after she arrived at the Grantley Adams International Airport on May 8.

She told the court that she borrowed the suitcase and had no idea what was inside. She was remanded and will return to court on June 9 for sentencing.   

12 Responses to Jamaican musician off to Dodds

  1. winston May 12, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    I believe that Jamaica should have dogs at their airport to sniff out dope before it comes to other people’s country

  2. Wendy Clarke
    Wendy Clarke May 12, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Another yardie bits the dust. They should have kept that JA’s women’s settlement in lieu of all her country men wasting Bajan tax dollars in the courts and Dodds. This is now ridiculous 1 a week or more since 2015 start.

    • sunshinecanada May 12, 2015 at 10:34 pm

      way to go Barbados, no joking around with, come clean or stay out.

  3. Jay Fretado
    Jay Fretado May 12, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    I don’t know why Barbados people love drugs so much when they don’t hold on to a Jamaican at the airport in Barbados taking drugs its Bajan them hold at airport in Jamaica taking out drugs to take to there country Barbados people really love drugs OMG seems like Barbados is a job addicted island to me

  4. Jay Fretado
    Jay Fretado May 12, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    True thing Wendy Clarke i say the same about Bajans there in Jamaica prison for trying take marijuana out of Jamaica i don’t know why but it look like bajans are the number one consumers in the Caribbean them love it

  5. Julian Marshall
    Julian Marshall May 12, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Seriously…Barbados the number one user in the Caribbean Jay Fretado?hmmmm.Jamaicans need to stop giving Jamaica a bad name where ever you go in the world.then you complain and say no one like you guys when you get treated the way you do in other countries

    • Matthew Grosvenor
      Matthew Grosvenor May 12, 2015 at 10:04 pm

      Most people don’t like taking responsibility for their actions, so they pass them on to another person.

    • Julian Marshall
      Julian Marshall May 12, 2015 at 10:06 pm

      So true Matthew

  6. Juliet Williams
    Juliet Williams May 12, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    One full week and that’s FIVE JAMAICANS!!! They are a disgrace to our country.

  7. Jodi May 13, 2015 at 5:41 am

    Barrowed his suitcase. Sorry if I borrow a suit case, first thing I’m gonna do is check it to make sure there is nothing in it!!!! What a stupid comment to use by this musician!!!

    Barbados needs to slow down the process for letting Jamaicans into the country, how many of them try to come through customs bringing illegal drugs! Barbados was a safer island until you started letting so many difference nationalities pass through!
    Problem with today no one wants to work, they all want a easy life by pushing drugs. Barbados at one time was classified as one of the safest an lowest crime rates! Now what are the statistics? It’s all because of other nationalities bringing the island down making it unsafe by bring all the drugs into the island.
    I’m not saying that they were not easily accessible before but immigrants make it more accessable by loading the island with this stuff.

  8. harry turnover May 13, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Dem hungry Jamaicans coming every week to get 3 square meals a day at Dodds.

  9. Maxine Hutchinson May 16, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Is this the new plan now? Immigration Department is not allowing them to stay too long so they are finding a way to spend years in Barbados. What is the rate of Jamaicans and other non-nationals to Barbadian nationals at Dodds? We must keep our eyes open. There seems to be some plan afoot here. These people are coming with the intent to enter the prisons at Dodds. Would someone try to uncover their real motive? It cannot only be about hard times in Jamaica. There may very well be a plan that is in its initial stages.


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