New Trial Date Set for Airport Worker on Drug Charges

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Jamaica Crime News, St James: A new trial date has been set for an airport worker who was arrested at the Sangster International Airport after he was reportedly found with packages containing a quantity of compressed ganja.

Four trial dates had been previously set and the prosecution failed to commence the case against Jarrel Dryden.

Dryden, who is of a St. James address, appeared before presiding judge Sandria Wong-Small at the St. James Parish Court on Tuesday, April 2 to face charges of possession and dealing in ganja and attempting to export ganja.

Reports are that on December 20, 2017, at about 5:20 p.m., Dryden, who was working on the ramp at the Sangster International Airport, was seen in a ramp vehicle when routine security checks of the vehicle revealed compressed ganja in two knee pads. The weight of the drug was not disclosed.

During Tuesday’s sitting, it was disclosed to the court that the scene of crime photographs would be served on defence council by Friday.

Wong-Small subsequently set a new trial date for June 3 and extended Dryden’s bail.

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