4 years jail for elderly man busted with 75lbs ‘ganja’

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A 59 – year old man was sentenced to four years in prison and slapped with a fine of $30,000 after he was busted with 75lbs of marijuana at his Camp and Norton Street home.

Standley Pyle appeared before City Magistrate Judy Latchman on Wednesday and confessed to the drug trafficking charge.

It is alleged that on September 10, 2017 at Lot 10 Camp and Norton Street he had 34.048 kilograms of cannabis in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Prosecutor of the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU)Konyo Sandiford told the court that on the day in question, CANU ranks conducted a search that Pyle’s home.

According to the Prosecutor, there was a makeshift room in the upper flat of the home where three carton boxes along with two barrels containing bulky parcels of cannabis were found.

Pyle had given an oral statement to CANU ranks confessing to the crime. The man had told officers that someone living “over the river” had given him the drug.

The CANU prosecutor noted that another person is in custody in relation to the drugs found.

Before passing sentence, the Magistrate took into consideration that Pyle pleaded guilty and did not waste the court’s time and the fact that he expressed remorse.

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