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Ganja lands Jamaican mother in jail

COURT TODAY BLOCKA Jamaican mother of two began serving a two-year jail term yesterday, after she was unable to pay a $50 000 fine for importing eight pounds on marijuana into the island on Sunday.

Chief Magistrate Pamela Beckles handed down the sentence late yesterday afternoon to 29-year-old Nakeisha Camesha Grant-Johnson.

The woman, of # 32 Cecil Gardens, Spanish Town, St Catherine pleaded guilty to possession, trafficking, intent to supply the drugs and importation.

She arrived here on a flight from Jamaica on December 13. After clearing Immigration, she picked up her luggage and was interviewed by a Customs officer, who examined her luggage and personal effects.

Inside her handbag, the woman had eight brown taped packages, each containing compressed marijuana. She was told of the offences and handed over to police.

Station Sergeant Rudolph Burnett told the Oistins Magistrates Court yesterday that during an interview with police at the Oistins Police Station, the woman admitted to knowing about the drugs.

She was convicted, reprimanded and discharged on the counts of possession, trafficking and intent to supply. The alternative to the  $50 000 fine on importation was two years in jail.

The woman told the Chief Magistrate that she has a 14 and a 10-year-old. It was because she was in financial difficulties that she agreed to bring the drugs into Barbados.

Whenever her jail term ends, or if the fine is paid at any point, Johnson is be handed over to Immigration officials. 

8 Responses to Ganja lands Jamaican mother in jail

  1. Walter Prescod December 16, 2015 at 7:06 am

    why are they always targeting the mules , and the owners get away with murder?

  2. Joceline Blackett
    Joceline Blackett December 16, 2015 at 7:13 am

    Another one bites the dust. Happy Xmas in Dodds. Free food and free board and lodging. No more financial hardship. Didn’t think about leaving your kids before you travel with the drugs.

  3. Violeta Patricia Piggott
    Violeta Patricia Piggott December 16, 2015 at 7:14 am

    She in a financial difficulties n got two kids n take a chance like dat Two years ya aint gine see ya kids Now tell me was it worth it smh

  4. Juliet Williams
    Juliet Williams December 16, 2015 at 8:25 am

    The $50,000 that bought the ticket could have been used to help the kids but she prefer to go sit in prison for 2 years. She think whoever she was bringing the stuff for going post bail???? Stupidity to the highest level, they just keep giving the country bad name.

  5. Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks
    Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks December 16, 2015 at 9:32 am

    For some reason these Jamaicans think that drugs is there basket and hoe and that every place is like Jamaica.They have to realize there are rules and consequences every where. What got me is that they keep coming so that means for every 2 or 3 that get caught they are a whole lot more getting through, and as everyone is saying who is buying, anyway we will soon have to build a jail just for them

  6. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce December 16, 2015 at 4:45 pm
  7. Dexter Squires
    Dexter Squires December 16, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    that judge so heartless…i saw ppl get less time for more weight….cause its a jamaican….black ppl wake up..i cant wait till it gets legal in barbados,then the court wouldnt make money off it n them judges gotta go n get some kind of other work.


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