From the Courts
January 11, 2008
Bajan fugitive gets six months for cannabis possession

Emmerson Hall, the Barbadian fugitive who was arrested and charged in December for possession of 67 grams of cannabis, was sentenced to six months imprisonment by Senior Magistrate Donald Browne last week Thursday at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court.{{more}} A deportation order was also made against him.

Local police went to Hall’s home in Fitz Hughes to execute a search warrant and found the 56-year-old in a Latrine pit covered with faeces up to his chest. A parcel containing cannabis was found during the search.

The heavily bearded man had been on the run from Barbadian police since 2005 in connection with drugs and firearm related offences.

Hall was the Uncle of the late criminal and escape artist Winston Hall.

In 1989, Winston Hall was captured here in St Vincent after escaping the Glendairy Prison in Barbados four years earlier. In 2003, Hall was shot and killed by Barbadian police. Emerson was living in Fitz-Hughes with his common law wife.