Thursday 15 November, 2018

Jamaican man gets 12 months stay in prison

A Jamaican national charged for drug-related offences will be spending a year in Barbados.

The Royal Barbados Police force is reporting that 40-year-old, Deorian Orlando Duhaney, who was arrested and formally charged for several drug-related offences has been remanded to prison.

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Duhaney arrived on the island by air on Monday, January 26 from Jamaica via Trinidad. Having cleared immigration, he was interviewed by police and was subsequently referred to the QEH, where he later passed out 47 taped packages containing Cannabis. He was subsequently arrested and formally charged for the following offences:

 

1.     Possession of Cannabis

2.     Possession with intent to supply;

3.     Trafficking Cannabis;

4.     Importation of Cannabis

The weight of the cannabis is 0.5 pounds, with an estimated street value of $2000.  

 

Duhaney appeared before Magistrate Laurie-Ann Smith-Bovell in the District ‘B’ Court today, where he pleaded guilty to the offences.

He was fined $4000 forthwith or 12 months in prison for the offence of Trafficking Cannabis. He was further Convicted Reprimanded and Discharged (CRD) on the remaining offences.

The fine was not paid and he was sentenced to the 12 months in prison.