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April 4, 2014
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Montego bay woman held in florida with cocaine

Bjorn Burke, Staff Reporter

A Jamaican national has been convicted on federal drug charges last Tuesday in relation to a St Petersburg, Florida, United States, drug case following the discovery of more than a kilogram of cocaine both around and inside her person.

Twenty-three-year-old Santana James of Montego Bay is charged with conspiracy to possess 500 grams or more of cocaine, with the intent to distribute, and possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute.

According to the St Petersburg Tribune, James, scheduled to be sentenced on June 18, faces a minimum sentence of five years and up to 40 years in federal prison.

Reports are that, on August 13, James, who travelled from Montego Bay to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was found to have inserted a cylindrical package filled with cocaine into her body, swallowed roughly 80 pellets of cocaine wrapped in cellophane totalling a half kilogram, and wassaid to have worn undergarments concealing more than a kilogram of cocaine.

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