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December 5, 2013
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Man on drug rap gets new court date

A man who was allegedly found in possession of approximately eight ounces (250 grams) of cocaine at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) will return to court on December 10, when the matter will be mentioned.

Charged with importing, possession of, and dealing in cocaine is Russheik Thompson of a Mandeville, Manchester, address.

The Crown alleges that the accused arrived at the NMIA from Panama on a Copa Airline flight when he was stopped and interviewed by police. During a search of his luggage, transparent plastic bags filled with substances resembling cocaine were discovered.

It is further alleged that when questioned, the accused took responsibility for the drugs discovered, but then changed his statement saying that a friend in Panama had given him to give someone in Jamaica.

A discrepancy over an address of the accused was also an issue with which the investigator in the matter had. December 10 was chosen in order to verify Thompson's Manchester, Mandeville, address.

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