Entertainer fined for cannabis-infused mints
Cannabis-infused mints cost a cruise ship entertainer $800 at Magistrates' Court today.
The court heard that Ethan Crystal, from Brooklyn, New York, was a crewmember on the Norwegian Escape when it visited the island last week.
Customs officers at Dockyard's Heritage Wharf stopped Crystal, 25, as he returned to the ship on May 2.
During a search, they found a container of mints that had an unusual smell.
He admitted the mints contained THC — the active ingredient in cannabis — and that he had bought them in New York for his personal use.
Elizabeth Christopher, defence counsel, said he did not intend to cause any harm and that he had lost his job because of the arrest.
But Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo told Crystal: “We have to send a message to other would-be cruisers that this is not acceptable.”
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