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Five caught with 40 pounds of ganja, after police chase

Published:Tuesday | February 4, 2014 | 3:37 PM

Launtia Cuff, Gleaner Writer



Five men were yesterday arrested after 40 pounds of ganja was discovered in the vehicle they were traveling in.




Those in custody are 29-year-old tiler, Sheldon Morris of Retreat, farmers: 30-year-old Conroy Laing from Higgins Town; 29-year-old, Herron Foster of Borrow Bridge; 43-year-old Asford Dennis of Albert Town; and 28-year-old Winston Henry of Claremont.



They are charged with possession of, dealing in and trafficking of ganja.



Reports are that police from the Manchester Highway Patrol were patrolling in Kendal when they signalled for a grey 2004 Toyota Fielder motorcar to stop.



The driver disobeyed and the police gave chase.



The vehicle was reportedly found with a punctured tyre along the Cool Shade road.



Upon searching the vehicle, five occupants, who are all of St Ann addresses, were allegedly found with three garbage bags containing 40 pounds of loose vegetable matter.



The men are set to appear in the Mandeville Resident Magistrate Court on Thursday, February 6.



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