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Jamaican man extradited to US on drug charges

Published:Sunday | February 22, 2015 | 12:57 PM

A 48-year-old man wanted for narcotics offences in the United States has been extradited to answer to the charges before a court.

He is Juel Dunn, who also goes by the names ‘Dalton Stephenson’; ‘Dalton Calvin’ and the alias ‘Shortman'. He is from Top Hill district in St Elizabeth and Chambers Avenue in Granville, St James.

However, it is not clear what the exact offences are and in what US state the crimes were committed.

The police's Corporate Communications Unit says Dunn was taken into custody on January 9 by the Fugitive Apprehension Team after being picked up by the St Thomas police a day earlier. He was extradited last Thursday after waiving his right to an extradition hearing on January 15 in the Corporate Area Criminal Court.

His extradition comes after Damion Barrett was extradited to stand trial on two counts of wire fraud charges in Florida. Barrett had been fingered by police for his involvement in the lottery scam activities. He is the first Jamaican to be extradited to the US on lottery scam charges.