Sentencing adjourned for social inquiry report
Ithran Brackman Powell, 27, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to importing approximately 12 pounds of cocaine into the Cayman Islands on 27 March this year.
The offence was discovered at Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman.
Powell was also charged with possessing the cocaine with intent to supply, but crown counsel Laura Manson said the plea to importation was acceptable.
Powell, who is from San Andres, Colombia, was assisted in court by a Spanish-speaking interpreter.
Defence attorney Paul Murphy asked for sentencing to be adjourned so that he could gather material to assist the court. He told Magistrate Valdis Foldats he was trying to obtain Powell’s mother’s medical records.
The magistrate asked for a full social inquiry report after ascertaining that the Probation Department has a member of staff who speaks Spanish and could assist.
He told Powell, “This is your opportunity to explain yourself so the court can understand why you did this.”
The case was set for Monday, 9 September. The court did not hear details as to the method of importing the drug, but such a summary would typically be given at the time of sentencing.