Court: Man Sentenced To 18 Years In Prison

February 20, 2019

Omar Davy – who was convicted of importing over $700,000 worth of heroin — has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Justice Carlise Greaves delivered the sentence this morning [Feb 20] in the Supreme Court, ZBM has reported.

A jury previously found the 38-year-old Jamaican national guilty of importing heroin, possessing the drug with the intent to supply and willfully obstructing a customs officer, with Davy having fled the LF Wade International airport during a customs inspection last year.

The Crown counsel recommended a period of imprisonment between 18 and 21 years in an effort to deter drug smugglers, stating that society need be protected from individuals who come to the island to facilitate the supply of highly addictive drugs to a community for financial gain.

Davy apologised to the court for his actions and his defense lawyer recommended 15 years imprisonment, however Justice Greaves agreed with the Crown’s submissions, handing Davy the 18 year sentence.

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