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St Philip woman slapped with drug charges

Members of the Drug Squad arrested and formally charged 43-year-old Sheron Denise Natalie Browne of River Land, St Philip for a number of drug related offences which were committed at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Wednesday, October 12.

Browne has been charged with possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply and trafficking. She arrived on the island by air from Canada on Wednesday. Having cleared immigration, she was interviewed by customs personnel who conducted a search of her luggage. This search revealed two cans with food labels, containing a quantity of cannabis in her suitcase. She was subsequently handed over to the police along with her luggage.

Browne was arrested and charged and appeared before the District ‘B’ Magistrate Court yesterday. She pleaded guilty to all of the offences.

For the offence of trafficking cannabis, she was fined $25000.00 to be paid by July 31, 2017, or 2 years in prison. She was convicted, reprimanded, and discharged for the other offences.

16 Responses to St Philip woman slapped with drug charges

  1. Marva Lashley-Todd
    Marva Lashley-Todd October 14, 2016 at 7:52 am

    $25000.00 or two years! Which would you choose?

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  2. Alex Alleyne October 14, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Drugs drugs and more drugs coming into Barbados. People even coming in from far and away , like USA and Canada. The dope smokers will soon have the weed at will seeing that the “big’ups” at UWI willing to do some ease up on the smoke.

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  3. Alex Alleyne October 14, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Remember , “We don’t want to wake up one day and find out we importing dope from the USA”.

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  4. kathy-Ann Clarke October 14, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Oh dear, I guess she was saying that she will try a thing to make a dollar too….oh boy!

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  5. BoboTheClown October 14, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Maybe she was under the impression that if she brought the drugs from somewhere other than Jamaica, or Trinidad,lets say Canada her chances of being caught would be reduced considerably.This appear to be the mind set of many. It is important to know that there are no exceptions as from where drugs are acquired ,so anyone who feel that routing makes it safer ,let the law prove them wrong. People often change travel routes ,change tickets, buy new tickets in trying to avoid being caught,but if a Custom or Immigration Officer is worth his or salt they would know what to look for on a ticket and or other travel travel documents.

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  6. Phil October 14, 2016 at 8:30 am

    I really hope that Barbados does not become known as the Isle of Zombies. Educated ones at that. The Police is doing a great job but unfortunately our court system is not. Sad to say everything leads back to politics. I notice that guilty persons are fined or imprisoned based on how much votes they can muster up from their falily circles and their friends. Ah gone…..

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  7. Sharon Taylor
    Sharon Taylor October 14, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Stupse… Wa bout d woman dat was importing liquid cocaine in perfume bottles fa yrs… That never made headlines… Marijuana legal in Canada, so she bought it leagally there….she should have used it over there!

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    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor October 14, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      Wait….. Canada ain’t got a marijuana plantation in Jamaica? Wa dem doing wid all a day herb? Making boats? If marijuana ain’t legal in Canada where will they take all of that product?

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  8. Phil October 14, 2016 at 8:32 am

    That should be family circled…..

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  9. Carolyn Robertson
    Carolyn Robertson October 14, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Why publish the person full name who would remember her any way

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  10. Phil October 14, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Sharon, my dear lady, Canada and Barbados are two separate and distinct jurisdictions. She may have obtain it legally in Canada – that quantity, wow! – but once she enters Barbados, she is contravening Barbados’ laws governing the shipping and uses of that item. Regarding the woman with cocaine in the perfume bottles, She was finally caught. wasn’t she? “Night does run till day catch it.” Don’t get upset, stay sweet.

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  11. Phil October 14, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Well said Bo Bo. added to this, these passengers, most of them anyway, do have a record. Computerized data reveals everything.

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  12. BoboTheClown October 14, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    To Sharon Taylor. If you think Marijuana is legal in Canada why don’t you try bring up some? I wonder where you got your news from . There is no wonder so many people get in to trouble for “hear say” . If you think Marijuana is legal in Canada think again, because it is not, so I do hope someone wouldn’t (because of inaccurate statement) decide to bring some into Canada because they’ll have a rude awakening.
    Please don’t spell rumors that you can’t defend.

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  13. Maria Leclair Dasilva
    Maria Leclair Dasilva October 14, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Greed and stupidity never works.

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  14. Observer October 14, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    That was stupid what she did but the fine and the sentence was ridiculous,people commit worst crimes and they get a slap on the risk and tell go home and behave your self,something really wrong with this picture

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