Man jailed for 20 months in 111 pounds marijuana bust

A 49-year-old businessman was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Monday for having 111 pounds of marijuana with intent to supply.

Christopher Mortimer, of Mount Tabor Estates, admitted the charge at his arraignment before Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain.

Prosecutor Lincoln McKenzie said police executed a search warrant on Mortimer’s property on August 15.

Inside the home, officers found drugs in a suitcase. The officers went outside and found two drug-filled crocus sacks in a wooden shed and six additional packages under the back seat of Mortimer’s Toyota Tundra.

Attorney Ian Cargill said that Mortimer, a jet ski and diving operator, was remorseful and cooperated fully with police.

Cargill asked the magistrate for leniency, claiming that Mortimer was the sole caretaker for his four children because his wife is terminally ill.

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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