Jamaican musician off to Dodds
A 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.