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.

9 Responses to Jamaican jailed on drug charges

  1. Pam Fazio
    Pam Fazio June 11, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    What happen to the 3 Canadian women who were caught trying to smuggle drugs in for sale? Did they get the same sentence as this guy? Just wondering.

    • Pam Fazio
      Pam Fazio June 11, 2016 at 6:09 pm

      Petagay Johnson I heard they got deported…Nothing more. Do not know if it is true or not.

  2. Maria Kirton
    Maria Kirton June 11, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    It doesn’t matter. Everyone bringing drugs into Barbados should be punished. I guess they are not reading. They will be caught.

  3. Coralita June 11, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    I wonder if the Jamaican government is taking note of the number of their nationals who are jailed each month in Barbados for bringing drugs into this country. Trinidad also has it own issues dealing with. Is this the offings of the Treaty of Chaguaramas?

    Instead of accusing other Caribbean countries of ill-treating Jamaicans, deal with the problems that Jamaicans are causing for these countries.

    You mean to tell me all the time so!!!

  4. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce June 11, 2016 at 6:29 pm


  5. Alex Alleyne June 11, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    The other Countries will take note when Barbados start to put a FINED on them for letting through their air port persons “LOADED with DRUGS”.

  6. BoBoTheClown June 11, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Barbados must have a bulls eye on its shores. Why are so many Jamaicans trying to import or plying their drug trade” in we house”? I guess since Myrie got bleeding souls to believe her story and offer her and her lawyer enough compensation that would make them both millions (Jamaican) every Harry ,Dick and “Tommy” see bajans as easy pray. Well tell” dem go n come agen”,we gine fix da wagons.

  7. sunshinecanada June 11, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Myrie, got a case coming up soon, in the USA, i’ll keep u all posted

  8. jrsmith June 12, 2016 at 5:18 am

    Why we all must find an excuse to blame others, who are these people transporting /importing the drugs for why the big up is never caught only the minos.. because these people is above the law and are being protected. But one day it will all come tumbling down…

    I live between Barbados and the UK its simple in the UK how they catch crooked custom officials . they scrutinize they way and standard of living plus other things, remember that bajan custom officer who got 15 years in the UK and many others who are caught for corruption.. would this ever happen in Barbados no….


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