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Drug offender sentenced to 42 months in prison

Leshaughn Smith has been sentenced to three-and-half years (42 months) in prison for importation of cannabis.

He was sentenced on Wednesday, March 14.

Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards ordered that the sentence run from the date he was first remanded.

He has already spent two years on remand.

What happened

It is said that Smith imported the drugs by shipping it inside a stereo some three years ago.

The court was told that during a routine inspection of packages on the day in question, employees at the BVI Post Office opened the package containing the stereo.

They noticed the stereo appeared to have been tampered with.

It is said that wires were hanging out of the stereo and a further inspection revealed that something was inside the appliance.

Post office workers subsequently alerted the police.

When police arrived, the stereo was discovered to have 1.6 kilograms of cannabis inside.

Smith was subsequently apprehended and charged.

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  1. Cgb says:

    Boy less.. 3.5 years for 10000$$$??? F— boy coulda make clean money easy for three years

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