Three men charged in million-dollar weed find

November 19, 2017
A ganja field

Three men who were arrested in connection with the seizure of over $10 million worth of ganja on Thursday have been charged by the narcotics police.

They have been identified as: Marlon Williams, 41, a truck driver/businessman of Passagefort, St Catherine; Gerard Samuels, 37, a taxi driver of Lacovia, St Elizabeth; and Calvin Robinson, 41, a farmer of West Cumberland, St Catherine

Williams was charged with possession of ganja, dealing in ganja, taking steps preparatory to export ganja, and using premises for the storage of ganja. Samuels and Robinson were charged jointly with possession of ganja, taking steps preparatory to export ganja, dealing in ganja, trafficking ganja and conspiracy.

Robinson is facing an additional charge of money laundering.

Meanwhile, detectives have revealed that subsequent operations conducted in support of their probe led to the seizure of nine cellular phones and cash exceeding $200,000.

The three men were arrested about 8 p.m., on Grange Lane in connection with the seizure of 2,220 pounds of ganja, which has an estimated street value of $11.1 million.

A Toyota Noah minivan was also seized.