THE BAHAMAS – Four women jailed after airport drug seizures

NASSAU – Four women were collectively sentenced to two years and nine months in prison after pleading guilty to multiple drug related charges allegedly stemming from separate drug seizures at the Lynden Pindling International Airport earlier this week.

Ashley Rolle, 24, and Keithra Stubbs, 23, were both sentenced to six months in prison and fined $4,000 dollars after pleading guilty to conspiracy to export dangerous drugs, and fined $2,500 or six months in prison for pleading guilty to possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply concerning an October 31 incident.

Should the $4,000 fine not be paid, Magistrate Jeanine Weech-Gomez said, they will serve an additional six months at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDCS).

Rolle, who was further charged with possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply, and taking preparatory steps to export dangerous drugs, was further given a $2,500 fine or six months in prison for the former charge, and six months for the latter charge, to run concurrently.

Meanwhile, Tanique Peet, 20, and Britney Davis-Evans, also 20, were both fined $6,000 or one year in prison for pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with intent to supply, and nine months in prison for pleading guilty to conspiracy to export dangerous drugs on October 31.

The sentences are to run concurrently if the fine is not paid.

Peet, who plead guilty to one count each of possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply and taking preparatory steps to export dangerous drugs concerning an October 30 incident, was hit with a $10,000 fine or one year imprisonment for the former, and one year imprisonment for the latter, to run concurrently.

According to a summary of the facts read by the prosecution, on October 31 at around 7.15pm, and while at LPIA, Rolle was allegedly found with some 10 7/8 ounces of suspected cocaine contained in in two clear plastic packages, which were concealed under her clothes in her chest area.

At the time of the seizure, Rolle was allegedly Fort Lauderdale-bound on a JetBlue flight.

The prosecution further alleged that on October 30, Peet was found with some 2.5 pounds of suspected cocaine, with a street value of $21,000, sewn into her hair after presenting herself for inspection at pre-clearance at LPIA.

She also had on her person $403 in US and Bahamian currency which was seized as the suspected proceeds of crime.

She was booked to travel on a Delta Airlines flight en route to Atlanta, final destination Detroit.

Peet’s attorney Nathan Smith as well as Ian Cargill, Rolle’s and Stubbs’ attorney, each pleaded for the magistrate to exercise lenience on their clients, stating none of their clients have any previous convictions and plead guilty at the earliest convenience.

Mr Cargill in particular noted both of his clients are young mothers.

However, Magistrate Weech-Gomez said while he accepted the pleas in mitigation by their counsel, she “can’t overlook” the actions and the four women and the type of drugs involved, thus sentencing them to imprisonment.

Source: (Tribune242)

13 Responses to THE BAHAMAS – Four women jailed after airport drug seizures

  1. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry November 4, 2017 at 12:18 am

    For a man

    Reply
  2. Anton Brown
    Anton Brown November 4, 2017 at 6:37 am

    When the hell black drug dealers gone learn, stop being the puppet for the white man. Let dem go and sell them own drugs. At the end of the day that’s who the guy at the top is, the one making the most money but never in jail. Come on stop being these ppl slaves and idiots.

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    • Michael Crichlow
      Michael Crichlow November 4, 2017 at 8:50 am

      You know that the drug dealer is white?

      Reply
    • Anton Brown
      Anton Brown November 4, 2017 at 8:58 am

      My background is in the criminal justice system and law enforcement. Drug trade is like any organized crime. It’s structure like a pyramid. At the top of that pryamid sits the white man ( whether he’s Colombian, Mexican, American, etc), he’s always white, then comes the middle man, then comes the low level street drug dealer/ pusher. All 3 level have sub divisions. At the end of the day, top guy always non- black.

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  3. Nicholas Mackie
    Nicholas Mackie November 4, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Hair extensions …. hmmm

    Reply
  4. Vonda Jones
    Vonda Jones November 4, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Did these ladies just won the lottery??? Cuz it looks to me they are smiling all the way to the bank ..with body guards…

    Reply
    • Glenda Martin
      Glenda Martin November 4, 2017 at 11:36 am

      The ones going to jail won’t be smiling for long. Silly women

      Reply
  5. Andrea Carter
    Andrea Carter November 4, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Tell me why they look like Charlie’s angels wannabes and not alleged criminals. Where is the cops or prison official who escorts them back and forth to prison

    Reply
  6. Pearl Greene
    Pearl Greene November 4, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Its because they know where their next meal will be coming from

    Reply
  7. Janette Reifer
    Janette Reifer November 4, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Vonda Jones
    You are so correct.
    They wouldn’t learn

    Reply
  8. jrsmith November 4, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    They dont look that worried wonder why………

    Reply

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