He complained that things were rough in Jamaica. However life did not get any easier for 21-year-old Davoy Lamar McKenzie when he arrived in Barbados two weeks ago.
The Clarendon farmer today reaped a 12-month prison sentence when he appeared in the District ‘F’ Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to possession, possession with intent to supply and importation of cannabis.
McKenzie arrived at the Grantley Adams International airport around 9:45 p.m. on Sunday, February 3 having come via Trinidad and Tobago from Kingston.
Prosecutor Station Sergeant Glenda Carter-Nicholls told Magistrate Laurie-Ann Smith-Bovell officials detained the CARICOM visitor on suspicion of and during an interview he consented to an x-ray. He was taken to the Queen
Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) where the exam showed foreign bodies in his digestive system.
McKenzie subsequently passed out 55 packages of vegetable matter wrapped in transparent plastic.
He was discharged from hospital on Wednesday February 13 and charged for having the illegal substance, which had a $4,000, estimated street value.