JAMAICAN SWALLOWERS TAYLOR AND BARNES CHARGED

1. Members of the Drug Squad arrested and charged Jamaican national, Tyrone Jerome Taylor, 23 years, for the offences of:

Possession of 1/2 lb of cannabis;
Possession with intent to supply;
Trafficking; and
Importation.

{IMAGE VIA - laiaabril.com} Taylor arrived by air from Jamaica on August 2nd, 2014 and was interviewed by Police after clearing Immigration. He was referred to a medical facility where he passed out 47 packets containing cannabis which he had ingested. Total weight 1/2 lb.

{IMAGE VIAlaiaabril.com} Taylor arrived by air from Jamaica on August 2nd, 2014 and was interviewed by Police after clearing Immigration. He was referred to a medical facility where he passed out 47 packets containing cannabis which he had ingested. Total weight 1/2 lb.

2. Members of the Drug Squad arrested and charged Jamaican national, Lance St. Aubyn Barnes, 40 year old Electrical Engineer, for the offences of:

Possession of 1 ½ lbs of cannabis;
Possession with intent to supply;
Trafficking; and
Importation.

Barnes arrived by air from Jamaica on July 21st, 2014 and was interviewed by Police after clearing Immigration. He was referred to a medical facility where he passed out 74 packets containing cannabis which he had ingested. Total weight 1 ½ lbs.

The sentences are as follows:

Tyrone Jerome Taylor was fined $6,000.00 forthwith or 12 months in prison on the charge of Importation of ½ lb of cannabis. He was convicted, reprimanded and discharged on the remaining charges.

Lance St. Aubyn Barnes, was fined $18,000.00 forthwith or 18 months in prison on the charge of Importation of 1 ½ lbs of cannabis. He was convicted, reprimanded and discharged on the remaining charges.

  • David Welch – Insp.

Public Relations Officer

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