Three persons to face court for ganja charges

September 14, 2016
@Normal:A farmer shows off the distinctive leaves of a marijuana plant.

Three persons accused of drug-related offences are to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court between Thursday and next Monday. 

The three - two men and a woman - have been identified as 36-year-old Ryan Grant of Palmers Cross, Clarendon; 46-year-old Michelle Rogers, otherwise called ‘Karen Davidson’; and 33-year-old Renaldo McKenzie of a Portland address. They were arrested at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) between September 3 and 11.

Rogers will be the first to appear on Thursday. She was arrested about 10:40 a.m. on September 8, when, during pre-boarding screening by airport officials, she reportedly gave four different addresses. The police were called in and it was discovered that she had ingested 30 ganja pellets in addition to having 0.7 pounds of the illegal drug hidden on her body.

Then on Friday it will be McKenzie’s turn to answer to his charges. He was nabbed about 2:15 p.m. on September 9 after arriving at the airport to board a flight destined for Barbados. He was stopped and interviewed, and his luggage searched. The search revealed a false compartment that contained nine parcels wrapped in duck tape with ganja weighing nine pounds.

The last to answer to his charges is Grant, who will appear in court next Monday. He reportedly arrived at the NMIA about 2:55 p.m. on September 3 with intentions to board a flight destined for Barbados.  He was stopped, interviewed and his suitcase searched. A false compartment was found with compressed ganja weighting three pounds six ounces.

 

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