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Grenadian national jailed on drug charges

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Nov 17, CMC – A 31-year-old Grenadian national was jailed for more than five years after he was found guilty of trafficking, attempting to export and being in possession of more than 370 pounds of marijuana.

CourtRonald Thomas, appeared in the Serious Offences Court where he was jailed for 16 months for possession of 373 pounds of marijuana with intent to supply to another on November 13, this year.  He was also sentenced to 20 months for attempting to export the marijuana and 28 months for trafficking the illegal drugs.

Thomas and Reynold Humphrey, a St. Vincent and the Grenadines national, were arrested on Monday after the Coast Guard intercepted their go-fast boat in the waters, north east of here.

The court heard that both men were arrested after they were seen throwing nine nylon sacks and two plastic

bales of marijuana

bags from the speedboat. The bags were retrieved and the marijuana found.

When they appeared before the Kingstown Magistrate Court on Tuesday, Thomas pleaded guilty to all charges while Humphrey pleaded not guilty.

The prosecution asked that the matter be adjourned and transferred to the Serious Offences Court for Thomas to be sentenced. Humphrey was granted EC$20,000 (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) bail. He will return to court on January 29, next year.

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KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Nov 17, CMC – A 31-year-old Grenadian national was jailed for more than five years after he was found guilty of trafficking, attempting to export and being in possession of more than 370 pounds of marijuana.

CourtRonald Thomas, appeared in the Serious Offences Court where he was jailed for 16 months for possession of 373 pounds of marijuana with intent to supply to another on November 13, this year.  He was also sentenced to 20 months for attempting to export the marijuana and 28 months for trafficking the illegal drugs.

Thomas and Reynold Humphrey, a St. Vincent and the Grenadines national, were arrested on Monday after the Coast Guard intercepted their go-fast boat in the waters, north east of here.

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The court heard that both men were arrested after they were seen throwing nine nylon sacks and two plastic

bales of marijuana

bags from the speedboat. The bags were retrieved and the marijuana found.

When they appeared before the Kingstown Magistrate Court on Tuesday, Thomas pleaded guilty to all charges while Humphrey pleaded not guilty.

The prosecution asked that the matter be adjourned and transferred to the Serious Offences Court for Thomas to be sentenced. Humphrey was granted EC$20,000 (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) bail. He will return to court on January 29, next year.