Sunday 8 December, 2019

Man held with over $1 million worth of cocaine pleads guilty

A man who was held with over $1 million worth of cocaine on Marcus Garvey Drive in the Corporate Area in February of this year, pleaded guilty to the charges relative to the find and seizure when he was attended court on Wednesday.

Everett Johnson, who was arrested and charged with breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act on February 8, pleaded guilty in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Wednesday, July 3.

Johnson was arrested by members of the Narcotics Division following anti-narcotics operations along Marcus Garvey Drive at about 3:55 p.m. on February 8. The Toyota Camry motorcar that he was driving was intercepted and searched and one kilogramme of cocaine was found inside the vehicle.

The drug, which has an estimated street value of $1.1 million, was seized along with the motorcar, and Johnson was taken into custody.

He plead guilty to the offences of:

• Possession of cocaine,

• Dealing in cocaine, and

• Trafficking cocaine

 The matter was adjourned for sentencing on September 3, 2019, and his bail was extended.

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