Jamaica Crime News, Westmoreland: A 52-year-old construction worker of a Westmoreland address, who was held on Monday with cocaine weighing approximately one pound in his stomach, is presently at the Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny under police guard.
The police say the accused Daniel Reid, who hails from Whitehall district, is still recuperating after he underwent an immediate surgery to remove the drug from his intestine.
He has since been charged with illegal possession of cocaine and dealing in cocaine.
It is reported that about 9:00 a.m. on Monday morning, October 29, Reid turned up at the Falmouth Hospital and made a peculiar complaint, that he was seeking immediate medical attention to remove the drug from his stomach.
The doctors carried out a investigation and discovered that an immediate operation needed to be carried out on the accused.
During the operation, cocaine weighing approximately one pound was taking from his stomach.
The Narcotics Division was informed and upon their arrival at the facility, the drugs which has an estimated street value of Jamaican $550,000 was handed over to them.
Reid was immediately placed under police guard. He is now schedule to appear before the Trelawny Parish Court on January 3, 2019.