Jamaica Crime News, Montego Bay: A 59-year-old Security Supervisor employed to Guardsman Security Company and a 45-year-old mechanic who were before the St James Circuit Court on Cocaine Charges, were both sentenced to three years each in prison at hard labour and ordered to pay a fine of $500,000 or serve additional time when they appeared in Court on Monday, June 18, 2018.
The accused Security Supervisor, Owen Glaze received three years mandatory sentenced for Trafficking Admonished and Discharged, Dealing in Admonished and Discharged and Taking Steps to export Cocaine Admonished and Discharged. On the charge of Possession, he was ordered to pay $500,000 or serve an additional three months.
His co-accused, Andrew Brown received a similar sentencing, but on the charge of Possession, he was ordered to pay $ 500,000 or serve an additional nine months in prison.
Immediately following the sentencing, the Attorneys Mayler Reid and Churchill Nita who are representing both accused brought it to the attention of the presiding Judge, Justice Natalee Hart-Hines that they were filing an appeal.
The judge granted the appeal, but turned down the bail application for both men.
Reports are that on Saturday, April 20, 2013, officers attached to the Lottery Scam Task Force, Major Organized Crime intercepted a marked Guardsman Armored vehicle being driven by Glaze and Brown on board as a passenger at a section of roadway in Montego Bay.
The vehicle was searched and cocaine weighing approximately 66 kilograms (145 1/2) pounds were seized in the vehicle.
Both men were arrested and subsequently charged.