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Woman Jailed For Two Years Over Cocaine In Knapsack

By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

A 21-year-old New Providence woman caught with cocaine in a knapsack earlier this week at the Grand Bahama International Airport was convicted and sentenced to two years in prison.

Alexandria Jayanne Franks appeared in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, where she was formally arraigned on drug possession charges.

Franks was allegedly caught with 4.6 ounces of cocaine after being searched by US Customs officers at the US Pre-Clearance Section at GBIA on Tuesday morning.

She was arrested and taken into custody by police.

She pleaded guilty to possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply and was sentenced to two years imprisonment. She also pleaded guilty to the charge of taking preparatory steps to export dangerous drugs and was sentenced to 15 months.

The sentences are to run concurrently.

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