KINGSTON, Jamaica - About 29 kilograms of cocaine was seized and two men arrested during an operation on Seymour Avenue, Kingston 6 Friday night.
According to the Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division (TCND) at about 9:30 pm a team of officers conducted an operation in the area, during which two motor vehicles were i ...more »
SINGER Denroy Morgan was fined $25 and given 90 days probation when he appeared in the US District Court in Manhattan last week.
Morgan had been arrested and charged with possession of marijuana in September. Police said they held him in the Bronx, New York, with 25 pounds of the weed.
According to a statement from Morgan's New York publicist, his lawyer Sabrina T Shroft, successfully argued that he had no intention to distribute the marijuana but planned to use it for spiritual purposes.
Morgan is a Rastafarian, many of whom say they use marijuana as a religious sacrament.
Shroft's appeal reduced Morgan's charge to a misdemeanour possession.
He was facing a maximum 25-year prison sentence.
The Clarendon-born Morgan has lived in the United States since the 1960s. He was part of the underground club scene in New York City during the 1970s.
He broke through in the summer of 1981 with the funk-influenced song, I'll Do Anything For You. Morgan is the father of the members of roots-reggae Morgan Heritage.
POST A COMMENT
1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper – email addresses will not be published.
2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.
3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.
4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.