Jamaican woman jailed for importing drugs worth $50,000

A 38-year-old Jamaican woman is to spend the next 18 months in jail here after pleading guilty in the District ‘C’ Magistrates’ Court to importing four kilogrammes of cannabis with an estimated street value of Bds$50,000.

Roseanne Rocky Simmons was also sentenced by Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch to a further 18 months in prison for possession of cannabis, after she was unable to pay the required fine of $5,000 for each of the two drug offences.

However, her sentences will run concurrently.

Simmons was also reprimanded and discharged for the offence of trafficking and convicted, reprimanded and discharged for the offence of possession with intent to supply.

The visitor, who arrived here on Wednesday from Jamaica via Trinidad, was caught with five taped packages containing the illegal drugs in a false top of her suitcase.

 

5 Responses to Jamaican woman jailed for importing drugs worth $50,000

  1. Diane Elaine Dias
    Diane Elaine Dias February 10, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    ” Locked up abroad”.

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  2. Peter February 10, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Sentences too light. Minimum 5 full 12 month years. That’s it. How many young lives would have been corrupted with drug use? Think about it if you really care for our youth and their future. Think of the homes destroyed.

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  3. Adrian Barker February 10, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Give her 20 years let she and Miiery take it to the privy courts

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  4. Time for people to progress not regress February 14, 2017 at 10:58 am

    First thing the government needs to do, is implement a zero tolerance drug policy. You telling me this woman leave Jamaica to come to Barbados to increase the drug and crime rate which leads to the increase of guns and that is the sentence impose on her. Her bail should have been set at 2 times the street value of the drugs. Next, I don’t know what happened to the generation of
    Blacks people today. Our great grand parents and fore parents
    saw hell fighting for our independence and freedom and the only
    thing some of our young people today want to do is absolutely nothing, just grow up to be in the fast life with drugs, unearned
    Income and a life infested with time. Instead of trying to make
    Progression forward and bettering ourself, they are regressing to a state our great grand parents never imagine and loosing themselves while trying to gain fast riches. Instead of finding a progressive movement to build up their own land and country
    they are trying to tear it down.

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  5. David Cole March 13, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    @Adrian, Peter and Time for people to progress not regress. For your consideration: Most of you everyday people, don’t know why or how of the Illegalization of Cannabis or Hemp plant today. If you would do your due diligence of research and study your opinion on the entire subject would be changed. You may come to realize these precious wonderful Afro Asian indigenous sisters should be set free from the hellish prison of the occupying oppressive invading enslavers and scatters of ALL 12 tribes of Afro Asian indigenous Hebrew Israel. But if you do not do your due diligence of research and study, just like those outside of the ARK of Noah, you wont know until you are taken away. Peace.

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