By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT – A Jamaican man was sentenced to four years in prison after being convicted in the Magistrate’s Court in Abaco for the possession of drugs.
Tyrone Kelly, 38, of Guana Cay, Abaco, appeared before Magistrate Ancella Evans on Tuesday.
He pleaded guilty on August 18 to possession of dangerous drugs and possession of the drugs with intent to supply.
Kelly was arrested around 1pm on Monday after police officers searched his premises and discovered a quantity of suspected marijuana with an estimated street value of $1,260.
Magistrate Evans sentenced him to four years in prison at Her Majesty’s Prison and ordered that he be deported after serving his sentence.
In other crime matters, a 37-year-old Haitian man was arrested after he was allegedly caught trying to smuggle drugs at Grand Bahama International Airport on Monday.
Inspector Terecita Pinder reported that sometime around 8:30am police were alerted that a man of Haitian descent was discovered in the US Customs and Border Protection area at the airport with four black packages of suspected marijuana in his travel bag.
The man was taken into custody and is expected to be formally charged this week in the Magistrate’s Court.
A 27-year-old male resident of Eight Mile Rock was arrested after he was allegedly discovered with a quantity of cocaine in his possession on Monday.
Inspector Pinder said the arrest was made around 6pm when officers of the Eight Mile Rock Division searched a man who was found in possession of a clear plastic bag, containing 20 brown paper packages of suspected cocaine.