A St John resident currently on remand at HMP Dodds pleaded guilty to several drug offences in the Supreme Court today three years after he was charged.
Jody MacDonald Watson, of College Savannah, admitted before Madam Justice Pamela Beckles in the No. 5 Supreme Court to possession, trafficking and importation of 445.1 kilogrammes of cannabis.
In outlining the facts at the Cane Garden, St Thomas court this morning Crown Counsel Neville Watson revealed that officers from the drug squad, acting on a tip, ventured to Bath Beach, St John on January 16, 2016.
On arrival they observed Watson and another man attempting to pull a pirogue to shore but on seeing the police they fled the scene. Some officers stayed at the location while the others went in search of Watson who they knew.
They found him at his home and took him back to the scene and questioned him about the 22 polythene bags containing vegetable matter suspected to be cannabis which were discovered on the boat.
“I only know the other man by the name Gangster. He get on the boat in St Vincent with me, he from St Vincent,” the accused Watson reportedly said back then.
Following the facts Justice Beckles ordered a pre-sentencing report on the accused. He will return to court on April 18, 2019.