Thursday 2 July, 2020

Canadians fined $50,000 for marijuana

Three young Canadian nationals pleaded guilty to multiple drug charges when they appeared before Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch in the District ‘C’ Magistrates Court today.

Jordan Alexander Pinelli, 26; Lamar Diamonte Newman, 19; and Illicia Jade Orr-Campbell, 18, were charged with possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation of cannabis.

According to police, the trio arrived in Barbados from Canada at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Sunday, October 22. A subsequent search of their luggage by Customs Officers revealed they each had 41, 19 and 19 packages of cannabis respectively concealed in their suitcases. The police were informed and they were arrested and charged for the offences.

Pinelli was in possession of 12.3 kilos of cannabis, while Newman was in possession of 6 kg and Orr-Campbell, 6.2 kilos.

Pinelli was fined $10,000 for possession of cannabis and $10,000 for importation. He was convicted-reprimanded-discharged (CRD) on possession with intent and RD for trafficking.

Newman was fined $5,000 for possession of cannabis and $10,000 for importation, CRD on possession with intent and RD on trafficking.

Meanwhile, Orr-Campbell was fined $5,000 for possession of cannabis and $10,000 for importation of cannabis. She was CRD on possession with intent and RD on trafficking.

In recent months, several Canadian nationals have been brought before Barbadian courts on cannabis charges.

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