Jamaican jailed on drug charges
Jamaican national Samuel Leroy Campbell has been jailed for two years after he failed to pay $15,000 in fines for drug-related offences.
Campbell, who arrived at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Thursday, was interviewed by Drug Squad personnel and referred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. While there he passed 121 packages of cannabis weighing one kilogram.
He was subsequently charged with possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply cannabis, trafficking cannabis and importation of cannabis.
When he appeared before the Magistrates Court he was fined $10,000 to be paid forthwith or spend two years in prison for the charge of possession of cannabis. He was fined an additional $5,000 for the importation of cannabis to be paid forthwith or spend two years in jail. The fines were not paid and Campbell was sent to jail. The sentences will run concurrently.
He was reprimanded and discharged for the two other offences of possession with intent to supply and trafficking of cannabis.