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‘Die’ Stubbs Gets Four Years

A judge has convicted Stephen ‘Die’ Stubbs of conspiracy to import and possess dangerous drugs with intent to supply, and sentenced him to four years behind bars.

Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethel handed down the sentence Friday.

Stubbs and his co-accused, Selva Rudolph Hudson and Dion Minnis, were found guilty of conspiring together between September 5 and 30, 2009, to import and possess dangerous drugs in Scott’s Creek, Williams Town, Exuma, with intent to supply.

According to the evidence, the marijuana weighed nearly 4,000 pounds, came from Jamaica and was dropped off in Williams Town. The drugs were worth more than $5.9 million dollars.

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 unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

Hudson’s sentences will run concurrently.

Meanwhile, Minnis was sentenced to five years.
A fourth man, 51-year-old David Arlington Colebrooke was sentenced earlier this year.
According to testimony, Colebrooke, who was out on bail but is now on the run, had taken a boat into Nassau where police were waiting to arrest him, having used wire tap methods to catch him in the act.
Colebrooke was reportedly meeting up with Minnis and Stubbs.
Hudson was arrested in the area of the drugs after police found a GPS (global positioning system), which allegedly had been left in a car by Colebrook after he got off the boat.
The police examined the tracking system that led them to the drugs — $5,902,000 worth of marijuana. Stubbs, Hudson and Minnis have denied the trial evidence.
Attorney Murrio Ducille represented Stubbs while Hudson and Minnis were represented by attorneys Ian Cargill and Dion Smith respectively.

Following the proceedings, all the attorneys told reporters that they would be appealing the sentences as well as convictions.

Director of Public Prosecutions Vinette Graham-Allen, Deputy Director Franklyn Williams and Vernal Collie made up the prosecution.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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