Monday 19 November, 2018

Businesswoman denies connection with big ganja find at ‘her place’

Peter Champagnie

Peter Champagnie

A 45-year-old prominent businesswoman has found herself in trouble with the law after police reportedly found approximately 400 pounds of ganja at premises that she is said to occupy.

For her troubles, the woman, identified as Vivien Boland, was on Wednesday hauled before the St Catherine Parish Court at Spanish Town to answer to charges laid against her, which she denied.

She was offered bail in the sum of $150,000.

Reports are that on June 8, police went to a premises in Sligoville, St Catherine, where the woman operates a business and also has her home. Police claimed that during a search of the premises, the quantity of drugs was found.

Boland denied any connection to the drugs, claiming it was not found in her presence.

Her attorney further argued that the location where the search was carried out was also occupied by other persons.

The accused is scheduled to return to court on September 4.

She is represented by attorneys Peter Champagnie and Kemar Robinson.

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