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Another delay in Dwight Major’s drug case

Convicted drug trafficker Dwight Major reported sick once again yesterday, forcing an adjournment of his drug case.

The 50-year-old, who has spent the greater part of the past two decades in prisons in the United States and The Bahamas, was due in court for Magistrate Samuel McKinney to rule on his application for recusal.

Major, who says he has heart disease, hypertension and a tumor, was reportedly too ill to appear for McKinney to rule on whether he would continue to preside over his drug case.

McKinney has now adjourned his decision to September 4.

Last week, attorney Ian Cargill cited the tenuous connection between the girlfriend of Major’s son, R’avon, who is not part of the case, and the daughter of Magistrate Samuel McKinney as the basis for the recusal application.

Cargill said that Major believed that the alleged friendship presented a conflict that should require the case to be heard by another magistrate.

Police arrested Major and Romell Rolle, also 50, in April when they allegedly found 298 pounds of marijuana after searching the Nissan March they were traveling in.

They were arraigned on April 5 and the trial was set for June 11.

The trial did not begin on that date, however, as Major presented a sick slip.

The case was adjourned to July and this time Rolle reported sick.

That’s when McKinney severed the case and proceeded against Major alone. The prosecution only heard one witness, though, as Cargill claimed that he wasn’t feeling well.

The matter was set to continue when Cargill asked the magistrate to step down from the case.

Inspector Philip Davis is the prosecutor.

 

Artesia Davis

Senior Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.
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