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Court tomorrow for man who allegedly expelled 49 ganja pellets

Published:Monday | September 19, 2016 | 12:16 PM

A St Andrew man who allegedly attempted to leave the island with 49 pellets of ganja he had swallowed is to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court tomorrow.

Thirty-three-year-old Rohan Lugg, otherwise called ‘Melon’, of Mannings Hill Road, St Andrew is charged with possession of, dealing in, taking steps to export, and conspiracy to export ganja.

The police say Lugg was arrested at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on September 9 after an interview by airport officials turned up several inconsistencies in his answers.

Subsequent checks showed a positive reading for ganja contamination.

The Police were called in and he was taken to the hospital, where he subsequently expelled 49 cylindrical pellets containing ganja.