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Six Jamaican men jailed for two and a half years over marijuana find in Andros

Six Jamaican men who tended a massive marijuana farm in North Andros were yesterday sent to prison for two and a half years.

Officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit arrested Leroy Douglas, Walford Reid, Jermaine Jones, Devon Simpson, Bruce Palmer, and Everton Palmer on August 14, after conducting two days of surveillance on the farm, police said.

During an arraignment before Magistrate Samuel McKinney, the men pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with intent to supply, possession of dangerous drugs and cultivation of dangerous drugs in relation to the four-acre marijuana farm that had 25,000 plants and 20,000 seedlings.

The illegal crop had a street value of $2.5 million, according to police.

McKinney sentenced the men to concurrent sentences of two and a half years on each count. Additionally, he gave the convicts the choice of paying a $7,500 fine or spending an additional six months in prison.

The men also pleaded guilty to drug possession in relation to the seizure of four grams of marijuana that police found while searching their home.

They were each fined $250. If the fine isn’t paid, they will spend a month in prison.

Inspector Timothy Bain prosecuted and the convicts were unrepresented.

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Artesia Davis

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

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