Three men charged for weed
More than 400 pounds of ganja was seized and three persons arrested on the Old Harbour Bay main road, St Catherine, on Tuesday.
Charged with possession of ganja, dealing in ganja, trafficking ganja and taking steps preparatory to export ganja are: 43-year-old Derrick Reid, fisherman of Harbour View, St Andrew; 27-year-old Wolford Scully, auto- body repairman; and 52-year-old mason, Hugh O’Connor, both of Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine.
Reports from the Old Harbour police are that at about 1:30 p.m., police conducting vehicle checkpoint operations signalled the driver of a grey Toyota Corolla motor car with three men aboard to stop.
The driver complied and the car and its occupants were searched and several parcels of ganja seized. A search warrant was later executed and 11 knitted bags with ganja found at the home of one of the men.
The drug totalled approximately 425 pounds has an estimated street value of over $2.5 million.
They are to appear before the St Catherine Parish Court on Friday, January 27.