An Alberttown man accused of trafficking 125 pounds of marijuana found hidden in a chicken pen was today sentenced to four years in prison.
Tishan Haywood, 29, of Third Street, Alberttown had denied the charge which stated that on December 6, 2017 at Alberttown, he had in his possession 56.7 kilograms (equivalent to 125 pounds) of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.
Senior Magistrate Leron Daly, in handing down her ruling this afternoon, told the court that throughout the trial the prosecution was able to present overwhelming evidence against Haywood for the offence charged.
She added that witnesses called on behalf of the prosecution were all deemed credible, hence she found Haywood guilty and imposed the custodial sentence on him. She also noted the need to prohibit others from contemplating similar offences.
According to information, Haywood was under police surveillance and was seen by ranks, along with another person, taking bags from a car to a structure under the house into a fowl pen on the day in question.
Shortly after a search was conducted and the police found a bag in a chicken pen containing a quantity of leaves, seeds, and stems suspected to be cannabis.
Haywood was later arrested and charged.