Drug accused plead guilty

Two Christ Church residents today pleaded guilty to a string of drug related offences.

Shonna Simone Jalisa Ashby, 24, of #129 Country View Estates, Lowther’s Hill, Christ Church and Ramon Omar Griffith, 30, of Maxwell Main Road, Christ Church were nabbed last Saturday at the Grantley Adams International Airport.

According to police, Ashby and Smith were being observed by police acting on information.

Police searched Ashby and discovered two transparent plastic bags containing cocaine concealed in a boxers short.

Ashby was charged with unlawful possession of cocaine, possession with intent to supply, trafficking, unlawful attempt to export cocaine, conspire to traffic and supply cocaine and supply of cocaine.

Griffith was charged with conspiring to traffic and supply cocaine and intent to supply the drug.

Ashby was fined $5000.00 for the offence of possession with intent to supply, $5000.00 for unlawful attempt to export, and $5000.00 for conspire to traffic and supply cocaine. She was convicted, reprimanded and discharged (CRD) for the remaining offences.

Griffith was fined $10,000.00 for the offence of intent to supply cocaine, and $5000.00 for conspiring to traffic and supply cocaine.

Both Griffith and Ashby must pay the fines in nine months or spend two years in prison.

The weight of the drug is 260 grams with an estimated street value of $BDS13,000.


8 Responses to Drug accused plead guilty

  1. jrsmith January 31, 2017 at 5:28 am

    I dont know if in Barbados there is a ( proceeds of crime act) would someone enlighten us…
    Its good to see criminals being fine ,but do they really pay would be brilliant to see the law/act enforced in Barbados……..

    But saying that , this and many other criminal laws to prevent some criminal acts would never be introduced in Barbados , because they would effected the protected ones……

    • Donild Trimp January 31, 2017 at 11:08 am

      jr, $30,000 is peanuts.

      The drug dealers make that in one week end along the strip.

  2. Guy Smiley January 31, 2017 at 7:30 am

    There is JR

  3. North Point January 31, 2017 at 7:37 am

    a job well done by the police and the courts, hit them hard in their pockets, I am sorry that it wasn’t forthwith fines doh

  4. Alex Alleyne January 31, 2017 at 8:43 am

    As expected, you go from one drug on to a harder drug. Weed is a starter drug. Barbados has become a drug city loaded with illegal guns.

  5. Wy January 31, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Look at this case for what it is! Drugs were found results less on the streets; criminals caught, prosecuted and fined; police and courts did their job.

  6. Gearbox1964 January 31, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    But the offenders got 9 months to sell more drugs in order to raise the money. I sure they aint going to no bank to get loans to pay the Court. LOL

  7. Joseph M February 16, 2017 at 8:54 am

    This is not the first time he has done this. Seems like a slap kn the wrist for me. Like one reviewer said probably use drug to pay this off and be right back at it. Such a shame young peopel resort to this while the rest of us out here work really hard


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