Court: Man Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison

June 7, 2017

Appearing in the Supreme Court, a 26-year-old man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for conspiring to import drugs, while his 55-year-old mother received a suspended sentence for possessing cash which was the proceeds of crime.

Damon Morris and his mother, Denise Morris, were previously convicted; with Mr Morris convicted of charges including conspiring to import drugs and possessing cocaine, while Ms Morris was not convicted of any drug offenses, however was convicted of possessing some $15,000 in cash which was the proceeds of crime.

The drugs involved were cocaine and heroin with a stated combined street value of approximately $271,000, with the Court hearing Mr Morris had ingested and later excreted the heroin.

The mother and son duo appeared before Puisne Judge Charles-Etta Simmons for sentencing in Supreme Court yesterday.

Mr Morris was sentenced to twelve years on the conspiracy to import offence, 10 -1/2 years on the possession offence, and one year for the digital scale offence. These three sentences were to run concurrently and time already spent in custody was to be taken into consideration.

Ms Morris, was sentenced to twelve months in prison, however the prison sentence was suspended.

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