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Significant contraband found at Cayman Islands prison/Charges in Jason Powery murder case

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From RCIPS Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 6:01 PM

Northward Prison officials discovered a significant quantity of drugs, alcohol and mobile phones, that had apparently been thrown over the fence, on Monday, 13 July 2015.

Among the twelve parcels of contraband were: three phones, four phone chargers, five bottles of liquid suspected to be alcohol, 20 packs of Rizlas, five packs of double platinum cigars and over four lbs of vegetable matter resembling marijuana. The drugs alone are estimated to have a street value of $4,000 KYD.

Explaining that the find resulted from intelligence received by the Prison’s Security Department, Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service Director Neil Lavis commented: “It’s a shame that goods are still flung over the prison fence.  This was a significant find. We work hard to battle the ongoing threat that these illegal items represent, and I want to thank the staff for their hard work and dedication in developing and acting on this intelligence.”

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Mr Lavis added, “The Prison Service will continue its efforts to intercept drugs and other prohibited items as well as the persons responsible for throwing them over the fence, or bringing them in on their person. The penalty for delivering contraband to incarcerated prisoners is $15,000 and/or up to three years imprisonment.”

Urging members of the public to give serious consideration to the penalties for trafficking contraband into the Prison, he noted that there were also far-ranging effects for inmates as well.  Those found to be in possession of, or dealing in, contraband face: extended sentences, potential conflicts with other prisoners and the loss of often hard-won privileges.

From RCIPS Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 5:10 PM

Charges in Jason Powery murder case

Two men from George Town, ages 23 and 28, who were arrested last Friday for the murder of Jason Powery on 1 July, were charged late this afternoon with murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm.  The accused have been in custody since their arrest and are set to appear tomorrow morning in summary court.

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