Sun | Oct 21, 2018

Teen girl charged for weed found in suitcase

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 2:29 PM

A teenage girl who the police say attempted to board a flight  at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on Thursday with a small quantity of ganja hidden in a suitcase has been arrested on several drug charges.

The police say a man who they believe gave her the suitcase has also been arrested and charged.

The two have been identified as Kaydian Sheppy, 19, of a Kingston 11 address and Osbourne Rowe, a 22-year-old labourer from Spanish Town, in St Catherine.

They are scheduled to appear before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Wednesday to answer charges of possession of and taking steps preparatory to export ganja as well as conspiracy.

The Narcotics Police report that just before mid-day Sheppy checked-in at the airport to board a flight destined for the Eastern Caribbean.

The police say during a search of her luggage six-and-a-half pounds of compressed ganja, with a street value of $26,000, was found in a false compartment.

Rowe was subsequently taken into custody.

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