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Mother, three sons charged with ganja offences

Published:Thursday | August 21, 2014 | 6:18 PM

Detectives from the Organized Crime Investigations Division (OCID) have charged a mother and her three sons with dealing in and possession of ganja.

Forty-year-old Julia Barrett and her sons; 25-year-old Pianky Jones, 24-year-old Tafari Jones and 21-year-old Marcus Jones all of Giltress Street, Rollington Town, St. Andrew were arrested on August 4.

OCID detectives reportedly found the weed during a special operation at premises occupied by Barrett and her sons.

The police say the weed weighing 100 pounds has a street value of $500,000.00.

They appeared before the Half Way Tree Resident Magistrates’ Court on Monday, August 18 and are scheduled to return on Monday, October 6.

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