A farmer from Grenada and a fisherman from Union Island, St Vincent, were sentenced at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court for various offences including trafficking in a controlled drug.
The Royal Grenada Police Force says on January 14, officers attached to the Rapid Response Unit, St Vincent and the Grenadines, arrested and charged two men, inclusive of a Grenadian national, following the seizure of 222 pounds of cannabis during an operation at the Southern Side of Union Island.
Charged are Marvin Albert, 26, a farmer of Paradise, St Andrew, Grenada and Michael Scott, 26, a fisherman, from Union Island, St Vincent, for the offence of Trafficking in a Controlled Drug following the discovery in an abandoned house.
Both men appeared at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on January 17 where Albert pleaded guilty.
He was sentenced to one year and three months for Trafficking in a Controlled Drug and three months for Illegally Entering the State of St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Meanwhile, Scott of Union Island who pleaded not guilty was placed on bail in the amount of EC $50,000.