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Time served, King goes free

courtAnderson Omar King is today a free man.

After being remanded on drug charges for more than 1,700 days, the Bournes Land, St Christopher, Christ Church resident who pleaded guilty last week to importation, trafficking and possession of 207 kilogrammes of cannabis, was sentenced to time served.

The offences which he admitted to committing occurred on January 10, 2012. On that day, police officers, acting on information they received about a fishing boat with two people on board, went to Crane Beach, St Philip. When the lawmen arrived, the vessel sped off in a northeasterly direction until it ran into the sand and the two people escaped. Police investigations led to King’s arrest.

King had previous convictions for harvesting sea eggs during the closed season and possession of cannabis.

After reviewing the facts and taking into consideration the 1,758 days he had been behind bars on remand, Madam Justice Jacqueline Cornelius told King: “I consider that you are no longer a danger to society and no purpose would be served by continuing to incarcerate you for any further time.”

“This court considers that this was sufficient to make you realize the error of your ways,” the judge added.

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