A Westmoreland man who pleaded guilty to sixty-six counts of breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act was remanded in custody when he appeared before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Monday, October 3.
Forty-nine-year-old Alton Anderson of Revival district in Westmoreland was convicted of:
- 22 counts of Possession of Ganja
- 22 counts of Dealing in Ganja
- 22 counts of Attempting to Export Ganja
Information received from the Narcotics Police is that Anderson attempted to use postal services to ship twenty-two parcels with ganja valuing over JMD 1,000,000 to Canada over a two-year period.
An investigation was launched and the accused man was arrested by Narcotics Detectives during an operation on Thursday, September 22, 2022 in Westmoreland.
The police are urging members of the public to desist from the exportation of drugs; as the drugs will be seized and the offenders relentlessly pursued and prosecuted.
Anderson is to return to court on January 9, 2023 for sentencing.
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