Saturday 19 August, 2017

Senior cop sent to prison on drug conviction

A senior policeman, who was held along Mandela Highway in St Andrew with more than 100 pounds of ganja some three years ago, was fined over $500,000 and slapped with a 12-month prison sentence in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Thursday.

Inspector Dale Isaacs from the Mobile Reserve of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) was fined $15,000 or 30 days for possession of ganja, and $500,000 or six months, plus a direct 12-month sentence, for dealing in ganja.

Isaacs was held by members of the JCF Anti-Corruption Branch on Mandela Highway in St Andrew with the ganja in his private motorcar in 2014.

He was arrested and charged with breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act.