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‘Die’ Stubbs’ Attorney Files Appeal

The attorney for convicted drug offender Stephen ‘Die’ Stubbs has filed an appeal against his client’s four-year prison sentence.

Last week, Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethel sentenced Stubbs to four years in prison after convicting him of conspiracy to import and possess dangerous drugs with intent to supply.

Attorney Murrio Ducille said an appeal was filed with the appellate court on Monday, but he could not determine whether a date would be given for the actual hearing.

He said the court is still on break this month and will return to work in October.

Mr. Ducille also said that following the ruling, his client was “disappointed” but is confident about the appeal process.

The attorney, however, said he was not ready to reveal the grounds that he will be putting in his appeal.

Stubbs, along with his co- accused Selva Rudolph Hudson and Dion Minnis, were convicted of conspiring together between September 5 and 30, 2009 to import and possess dangerous drugs with intent to supply.

According to the evidence that came up during the trial, the marijuana weighed nearly 4,000 pounds and came from Jamaica. It was later dropped off in Williams Town.

The drugs were worth more than $5.9 million.

After going over all the evidence, Mrs. Bethel found the men guilty, noting that the prosecution had a strong and comprehensive case and the evidence was convincing.

In the end, Stubbs was sentenced to four years and slapped with a $50,000 fine.

Hudson, on the other hand, was sentenced to 36 months in prison for the possession of dangerous drugs charge and two years each on possession of an unlicenced firearm and ammunition.

Hudson’s sentences will run concurrently.

Meanwhile, Minnis was sentenced to five years in prison.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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