Two Men Sentenced for Breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act

Kenneth Smith, a 27 year old Car Wash Supervisor of a Rockfort , Kingston address and Elkanah Nichols, a 21 year old Ramp Attendant of Delacree Park, Kingston were, on Monday, May 13, 2019, sentenced in the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act.

After several court appearances, they were finally brought before Parish Judge, Ms. Jacqueline Wilcott, where they were found guilty on February 18, 2019 and sentenced on May 13, 2019 with fines imposed as follows: Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00 JMD) or 90 days hard labour for Possession of Ganja and Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000.00 JMD) or 90 days hard labour for Trafficking Ganja.

The men were arrested on August 8, 2013, during a sting operation by members of the Anti-Corruption Branch along Sirgany Avenue, Kingston 2, where the drugs along with Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars ($800,000.00) were found in their possession. They were subsequently charged.

MOCA wishes to remind members of the public who may have any information that could assist in any investigation to call MOCA at 876-906-6318, 876-906-5848 or 1-800-CORRUPT or by email at info@moca.gov.jm. More information can be found on the MOCA.gov.jm website or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MOCAJamaica and follow MOCA on Twitter @MOCAJamaica.

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