Couple jailed after drug find

Police originally went to a Bridgetown apartment on Wednesday to investigate a domestic violence report.

However, they ended up arresting and charging a couple for marijuana possession, intending to supply the illegal drug and having a trafficable quantity after they detected a strong scent of marijuana coming from one of the accused.

Both Rashadi Camara DaCosta Norman, 26, and Rasheeda Sharika Hollingsworth, 29, of 3N Country Park Towers, pleaded guilty to the charges before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court earlier today.

Rasheeda Sharika Hollingsworth & Rashadi Camara DaCosta Norman
Rasheeda Sharika Hollingsworth & Rashadi Camara DaCosta Norman

Norman admitted to police after they had conducted a search, that a small quantity of herb he had in his pocket was his. He and his girlfriend also confessed to ownership of 11 marijuana plants which were found hanging on a line in the bedroom drying, a loose quantity in a plastic bag in the bedroom, as well as a cannabis plant growing in a plant pot.

The couple was remanded to HMP Dodds. Norman will return to court on May 3 while Hollingsworth will attend court on May 27. A warrant of arrest had already been issued for the woman based on her non-appearance at court in relation to another matter.

5 Responses to Couple jailed after drug find

  1. Andrea BajanfromEaglehall Rock
    Andrea BajanfromEaglehall Rock April 30, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Y draw attention to the home if u r in procession of marijuana! Dumb criminals!!!!!

  2. jrsmith April 30, 2016 at 9:34 am

    It seems as though they are more drug cases in Barbados ,more than in any part of the region..

  3. Kay Critchlow April 30, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Is this all that goes on ? Weed to me is natural and like any natural plant etc was given to us all as they say !! However it wasn’t meant to be grown force grown and cultivated to be used just to get high and lazy = misuse .

  4. Dexter Israel
    Dexter Israel April 30, 2016 at 10:20 am

    them anit call the police..

  5. lennox hewitt April 30, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    See how stupid 2 of them domestic dispute in dem got weed bout d house so stupid b4 get rid of weed first den fight lol


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