Former public servant fined $15,000 for cannabis
From the Courts
March 8, 2013

Former public servant fined $15,000 for cannabis

The former public servant who was nabbed at the E.T. Joshua Airport on Carnival Monday last year, with 10,442 grams of cannabis, was fined $15,000 at the Serious Offences on Wednesday.{{more}}

Walvaroo resident, Monique Williams pleaded guilty to the charge when she appeared before Chief Magistrate Sonya Young.

Williams, 26, was ordered to pay $7,500 forthwith and the remainder within four months. Failure to pay the fine will result in a two and a half year prison sentence.

She was also charged with attempting to export the drug, but the prosecution withdrew that charge against her.

The court heard that on July 9, 2012, Williams arrived at the airport and was just about to check in at the airline counter for a flight to Barbados.

Acting on information, police went to the check in area and told Williams of their observation.

A search on her suitcase discovered a taped package containing cannabis.

Williams, who was at the time employed with the Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines and stationed at the Audit Office, was then taken to the narcotics base and and a further search turned up four more packages.(KW)