5 years jail, $10.8M fine for Jamaican busted with 60 pounds ganja

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A 46-year-old Jamaican National was on Wednesday sentenced to five years imprisonment and slapped with a $10.8M fine after he pleaded guilty to trafficking sixty pounds of cannabis.

His 28-year-old co-accused pleaded not guilty and was released on $200,000 bail.

Errol Brown, a cabinet maker of Eccles, East Bank Demerara (EBD) and Shellyan Pompy, a vendor of Craig, were jointly charged before the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

The charge alleged that on August 19, 2019, at Eccles, they had 27.318 kilograms of cannabis in their possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Shellyan Pompy [Joseph Allen photo]
Brown pleaded guilty to the charge while Pompy denied the allegation.

Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield told the court that on the day in question ranks from the Police Narcotics Branch received a tip-off and conducted a search at the house.

The officers found several parcels of cannabis in a large green travelling bag along with a bulky plastic bag.

Brown threw himself at the mercy at the court and told the Magistrate that the drugs belonged to him and Pompy had nothing to do with it.

“She [Pompy] was just at the house, she don’t have nothing to do with it! She came to the house half and hour before the Police come,” Brown told the court.

Pompy will return to court on August 29,2019.

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