The weight discrepancy in a drug case against a Canadian resident has been rectified and he is currently on remand at Dodds pending sentence.
Hubert Clive Watt, a 52-year-old from Dolly Varden Boulevard, Scarborough, Canada, this week admitted before the District ‘B’ Magistrates’ Court, located at St Joseph, to charges of importation, possession, possession with intent for him or some other person to supply, and trafficking of a quantity of cannabis on January 12.
However, the matter was adjourned after what was described by the magistrate as a “huge discrepancy” in the weight of the drugs in the document given to Watt by officers at Customs and what police investigating the matter provided.
That matter was settled when Station Sergeant Glenda Carter probed the matter.
The drugs were discovered in several transparent vacuum-sealed packages in Watt’s luggage after he arrived at the Grantley Adams International Airport on an Air Canada flight. The cannabis weighed 17 pounds.
Watt, who is represented by attorney-at-law Shadia Simpson, will reappear before Magistrate Douglas Frederick next Monday for sentencing.