Dominican Man in Antigua Faces $95,000 Debt and Prison Time for Marijuana and Cocaine Possession


A man from the Dominica now finds himself indebted to the state of Antigua for a sum totaling $95,000 due to the discovery of marijuana and cocaine in his residence.

On March 16, law enforcement officials executed a search warrant at Albert Baker’s residence in Bathlodge.

During the search, they uncovered two Ziplock bags containing cannabis hidden beneath the washbasin in the bathroom, as well as a package of cocaine positioned on top of a closet in one of the bedrooms.

Initially, Baker and his partner faced charges together; however, he decided to assume sole responsibility for possessing all the illicit substances.

The marijuana, weighing 500 grams, is estimated to be valued at $4,800 on the street, while the 1,059 grams of cocaine hold an estimated worth of $38,124.

During his recent appearance before Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh, Baker was fined $15,000 for the marijuana offense.

He was warned that failure to pay this amount would result in a one-year prison sentence.

Additionally, Baker is required to pay $80,000 for the cocaine, failing which he will serve an 18-month imprisonment term.

Both fines must be settled by the end of October; otherwise, Baker will be taken into custody to serve the sentences concurrently.

Furthermore, as Baker lacks legal status in the country, he has been instructed to register with the authorities three days per week.

Once he completes his sentence, he will be transferred to immigration authorities for further processing.

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  1. U rass should get a haavy sentence for having cocaine in this country,messing with the mind of our children

  2. Please no pictures, whats the use? we never get to see those from before, why now pictures, no I disagree. Kill them when they violate the law to the extent of murder and recording them in their misery then feed the mto the pigs and dogs. They will go in a blaze of glory

    • All the criminal non nationals should just stay the F out of our country. If you want to mess up a country, do it to your own.

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