Woman on ganja charges to face court tomorrow

September 07, 2016
@Normal:A farmer shows off the distinctive leaves of a marijuana plant.

A woman employed to an aviation services company based at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James, will have her day in court tomorrow in relation to the seizure of approximately $400,000 worth of ganja at the facility last month.

After being interviewed in the presence of her attorney, narcotics detectives charged Latoya Williams with possession of ganja, dealing in ganja, taking steps to export ganja and conspiracy to export ganja.

Reports are that on August 11 authorities at the airport noticed irregularities with a piece of luggage marked for departure. Lawmen were alerted, and a subsequent search revealed 12 parcels of compressed ganja weighing 61 pounds. Further checks revealed that the bag did not belong to any passenger and that Williams had assisted to facilitate the movement of the drug out of the country.

She is scheduled to appear in the St James Parish Court tomorrow.

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