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Drug Convict Talks Himself Into Longer Jail Sentence

A man convicted for drug possession went before the Court of Appeals on Friday (Mar 17) and managed to talk himself into even more time in jail.Steadroy Walwyn, brother of former Police Commissioner CG Walwyn represented himself when he appealed his February 2016 drug conviction in the magistrate court for Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Supply and Importation of Cocaine.

He was jointly charged with Elaine Cooper and Levi Archibald after police raided his house on Walwyn Avenue in November 2015 and discovered more than a kilo of cocaine concealed in a compartment of a suitcase. Cooper had returned to the federation that night with the suitcase, and was picked up from the airport by Walwyn, and taken to his home.Walwyn was fined $400,000 forthwith or in default serve four years in prison, and Cooper was fined $100,000 forthwith or serve four years in prison.