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Four Years For Canadian Pilot In $1m Drug Plot

By AVA TURNQUEST

Tribune Staff Reporter

aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

CANADIAN pilot Michael Webster yesterday received the mandatory minimum sentence for his involvement in a $1m drug plot that was foiled at the country’s main point of entry.

Magistrate Andrew Forbes sentenced Webster to four years each for two counts of possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply; two counts of conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with intent to supply; two years each for two counts of conspiracy to import dangerous drugs, and two counts of importation of dangerous drugs.

All sentences will be served concurrently from the date of Webster’s incarceration on April 10.

Webster, 23, of Quebec, Canada, pleaded guilty to eight drug related charges concerning the seizures of 149 pounds of marijuana, 17.4 pounds of ecstasy pills and 2.6 pounds of Hashish oil on June 19.

He initially faced three counts each of possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply, conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with intent to supply, conspiracy to import dangerous drugs and importation of dangerous drugs. However, one of each count was withdrawn concerning the Hashish oil.

Yesterday, Magistrate Forbes said Webster’s casual attitude during the proceedings had been “off-putting”; however, he acknowledged that this was the nature of Webster’s personality after reading testimony made on his behalf.

When asked why he took the risk to leave home and travel across several jurisdictions to a strange country, Webster said he disregarded logic given the amount of money promised.

The trial of Darryl Bartlett, the 37-year-old son of a senior official in the Attorney General’s Office, and 48-year-old former policeman Murrilo Sullivan also began yesterday.

The two Bahamian pilots pleaded not guilty to the charges when arraigned on April 11, and are represented by Murrio Ducille.

Comments

Well_mudda_take_sic 4 years, 1 month ago

Meanwhile the well known racketeering numbers bosses like Craig Flowers who plow part of the proceeds of their criminal activities into the pockets of our politicians get to enjoy playing golf at Atlantis whenever it suits them! It's Christie, Wilchcombe, Maynard-Gibson, Davis and Nottage who should be incarcerated in Fox Hill Prison....these 5 have been complicit in activities much more harmful to our society than what this poor Canadian fella was caught doing. Maynard-Gibson will see to it that the two Bahamian pilots walk even though they were caught with the Canadian fella doing exactly the same thing.

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Honestman 4 years, 1 month ago

This "poor Canadian fella" deserves what is coming to him but I take your point about the others.

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sansoucireader 4 years, 1 month ago

Wasn't one of those 'Bahamian fellas' in another story in last week's TRIBUNE about the disappearance of a Western Air plane? It went missing from a 'secure' area of the airport and I think it was eventually found in Venezuela.

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URD 4 years, 1 month ago

Let's see what will happen AGAIN, maybe some other files will go missing

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micander 4 years, 1 month ago

the honest man has nothing to fear from the law for God is on his side.

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URD 4 years, 1 month ago

Who is the honest man in this situation??? I don't see any!

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