A small businessman of Woburn, St. George’s, Shankiel “Riley” Myland has been served with a committal warrant for failing to pay a $65, 000.00 fine imposed on him by a city Magistrate.
Myland failed to pay the fine for the offence of conspiracy to traffic cocaine after he was found with the illegal substance on November 1, 2013.
The court ordered that the drug suspect pay that fine within eight months, and in default spend one year at the Richmond Hill prison.
The sitting Magistrate also imposed a confiscation order in the sum of $24,000 on Myland to be paid in four months, and in default one year behind bars.
The police only managed to execute the committal warrant on Myland when he was caught by members of the Drug Squad of the Royal Grenada Police Force for having in his possession one round of a 9 millimeter-ammunition.
A high level source told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that the ammunition was allegedly found in Myland’s van on the Carenage, St. George’s.
He appeared at the St. George’s Number One Magistrate’s Court last week Thursday and was placed on bail by Chief Magistrate Her Honour, Tamara Gill in the sum of $5,000 with one surety.
Myland is due back in court on April 5.
However, the Woburn man will have to serve time at Her Majesty’s Prison for defaulting on the previous fine of $65,000.