ST JOHN’S, Antigua – A High court judge has ordered the forfeiture of three vehicles owned by two men recently convicted for possession of close to 800 pounds of cannabis.
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Anthony Armstrong asked the court to order the vehicles confiscated, since they were used to transport the drugs.
The vehicles, which will be sold at public auction, are two Ford Ranger pickup trucks, one silver and one black; and a white Suzuki Samuri. They were owned by Cedric Merchant and Glenroy Pilgrim.
Other men convicted for participating in the crime were Othniel Roberts, Lemuel Samuel and Curt Lewis.
Two weeks ago Merchant, Pilgrim, and Roberts were each sentenced to fours years in jail plus a fine of $100,000 each following a guilty verdict for unlawful possession of the marijuana.
The drug bust took place at the home of Winchester Meade in All Saints in March 2010. Meade’s case was dropped as he testified as a witness for the prosecution.