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24 years jail for woman held with gun, ganja

June 28th, 2018 | Tags:
Sentenced for 2003 crime: Joeann Walters. Photo: Trinidad Express
Trinidad Express

Minimart operator Joeann Walters was yesterday sentenced to 24 years in prison for an incident 15 years ago, where a loaded gun was found tucked in her waist as she alighted from the driver’s seat of a car, with crocus bags of marijuana in the back seat and trunk of the vehicle.

She will serve 14 years.A jury had found Walters, 42, guilty of the offences on May 3, before Justice Maria Wilson at the San Fernando Third Criminal Court. In passing sentence yesterday, Wilson said while there is no identifiable victim, the drug trade has a debilitating effect on citizens and on the country, and is contribu­ting to spiralling crime. She also said it can give a negative image to investors.

1 Response to “24 years jail for woman held with gun, ganja ”

  • grace (28/06/2018, 10:51) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
    A ridiculous witch hunt! 15 years ago, REALLY? What will they get for putting this poor woman away for so long. I can see the possession of the gun maybe 2 years maximum, 24 years sounds like unnecessary enslavement, which will cost taxpayers an enormous amount of money. Let her do community service....damn!

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