Bascombe pleads guilty and pays $7500 fine

Thirty-one-year-old Tomel Omar Bascombe of Sugar Hill, St Joseph today paid a $7500 fine after pleading guilty to drug related offences.

Bascombe was charged with unlawful possession; unlawful possession with intent to supply; trafficking and importation of cannabis.

He arrived in the island from New York last Saturday and during a search of his luggage, custom officers found one transparent package containing cannabis hidden in a polo shirt and two transparent vacuum-sealed packages each containing cannabis concealed in two plastic containers labelled Huggies.

Magistrate Laurie-Ann Smith Bovell fined Bascombe $7500 for the offence of trafficking.

He was convicted, reprimanded and discharged for the remaining offences.

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