On January 18, 2017, Alexander Barentine, 23, a cruise ship passenger aboard Carnival Freedom was arrested for purchasing ganja or cannabis in Georgetown, Grand Cayman.
Alexander Barentine, 23, appeared in Summary Court late Friday, when he plead guilty to buying a small quantity of cannabis in the George Town harbor area on January 18.
The Cayman Compass stated, "Crown counsel Aaliyah McCarthy told Magistrate Valdis Foldats in court that customs officers were driving in the area of Shedden Road and South Church Street , near the Cayman Islands National Museum, around 12:45 p.m when they observed a local person of interest. The officers had previously received information that he was selling drugs to tourists.
Customs K-9 Unit was called and on arrival alerted officers to a small packet in the museum yard. It was wrapped in clear plastic and contained vegetable matter that proved to be ganja. The dog also alerted officers to the tourist’s backpack, which contained a small packet of ganja. Both men were arrested."
The court fined Barentine $300 after he plead guilty, instead of the typical fine of $500. As a result of his arrest he had to fly home on his own, having missed the cruise ship departure from Grand Cayman.
Saturday, January 14, 2017, Carnival Freedom embarked from Galveston, Texas for a 7-night Caribbean cruise. Carnival Freedom called at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Georgetown, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico before returning to Galveston, Texas on Saturday, January 21, 2017.
You can Track Carnival Freedom on our Live Cruise Ship Tracker. You can also view the Carnival Cruise Line cruise ship schedules for the coming year.
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