Jamaican sentenced to time served for narcotics possession

Jamaican national Winston Thompson

Winston Thompson, a 48-year-old Jamaican national, was on Friday sentenced by Vigilance Magistrate Fabayo Azore to time served for narcotics’ possession and cultivation of prohibited plants (marijuana).
The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) reported that Thompson was arrested after a marijuana plantation had been discovered on a half-acre of land following an operation conducted at Nabaclis Village, East Coast Demerara (ECD) back in 2022.

The items found during the operation

During that operation, 298 grams of cannabis, 5000 marijuana seedlings, one shotgun, one crossbow with several arrows, and several types of live ammunition were discovered.
The Jamaican was charged, but pleaded not guilty and was remanded to prison, and a trial was initiated at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court.
That trial, which ended on Friday, found Thompson guilty of the offence; and, as such, he was sentenced to time served.