Major treatment delays trial
A magistrate yesterday required proof that accused drug trafficker Dwight Major was abroad seeking medical treatment.
Major missed his trial before Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain in February after his lawyer, Ian Cargill, claimed he was getting cancer treatment in the Cayman Islands.
This time, Cargill claimed that Major was in Jamaica for medical care.
Swain adjourned the matter to September 11.
Police arrested Major, 50, and his co-accused, Rommel Rolle, in 2018 after they reportedly found close to 300 pounds of marijuana in the car the men were in.
The officers stopped the Nissan March, driven by Major, on the Tonique Williams-Darling Highway on April 4 and allegedly found 283 pounds of marijuana in the back seat.
The men were initially arraigned before Magistrate Samuel McKinney, who heard the evidence of the arresting officers.
The matter was delayed several times because either the defendants or their lawyer were ill.
McKinney later stepped down from the case after acceding to an application for recusal and the case was transferred to Swain.
However, the matter has failed to start. In December, Cargill asked for an adjournment, saying he was unwell.
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