$50,000 drug fine

Waitress to pay for importing Marijuana

COURT TODAY BLOCKSyndie Brendalyn Reece was today fined $50 000 for importing 5.5 pounds of marijuana into Barbados on September 1 this year.

The 39-year-old waitress, of #38 Manchester Close, Platinum Heights, Christ Church paid the fine imposed on her by Magistrate Douglas Frederick.

When Reece first went before the court, she pleaded guilty to four drug charges of possession, trafficking, intent to supply and importation.

On the other three charges, she was convicted, reprimanded and discharged.

Reece had a barrel sent from Canada to Barbados which she labelled “personal effects.” She arrived in the island on August 27 and was due to leave on September 4.

On September 1, she presented documents and her identification card to Shed 2 at the Bridgetown Port. Customs officers interviewed her and then inspected the barrel.

In it, they found a large vacuum-sealed transparent bag with three boxes of ‘cornflakes’ inside. Those boxes contained marijuana. Two more sealed bags of ganja were later found inside a bucket of soap powder.

Following the discovery, police were summoned to Shed 2, the drugs were handed over and Reece was arrested. During an interview with police, she admitted importing the drugs.

Explaining her actions, Reece said she was under “severe financial pressure” and wanted to finish her house here, which is under construction.

5 Responses to $50,000 drug fine

  1. Elaine Crichlow
    Elaine Crichlow October 22, 2015 at 7:13 am

    Life sentence

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  2. jrsmith October 22, 2015 at 9:01 am

    What is this , does crime pay, or not. is this lady case file, on a drug data base alert, what else and where this case have taken our police ,what’s the end product. its so easy for the small minos to be caught. you need people in the right places lady. you need to pay for protection.

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  3. Alex Alleyne October 22, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    50,000,00 is chump change . Were do I pay . Put one hand in pocket and pull out a roll , put a bit of spit on the thumb finger and roll off the hundred dollar bills just cool and relax , then ask for a receipt………lol…lol……lol…..lol……lol……ol…..

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  4. BOBO THE SAME CLOWN October 23, 2015 at 7:53 am

    SHE SEH SHE WANTED TO FINISH SHE HOUSE.SHE SHOULDA TRY BYING CEMENT N BOARD.
    IF I WAS DE JUDGE I WOULDA GI SHE DE CHANCE TO FINISH BUILD DE HOUSE 15 YEARS AFTER SHE COME OUTTA DE PEN. DE SPOT SHOULD STILL BE DEY.

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