- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 1, 2009

KINGSTON, JAMAICA (AP) - Police say a 71-year-old Canadian woman has pleaded guilty to drug smuggling charges after customs officials found 8 pounds (3.6 kilograms) of marijuana hidden in her luggage at a Jamaican airport.

Montego Bay Police Constable Ulet Lewis-Green on Wednesday identified the woman as Margueritta Lancaster-Reid of Ontario. Authorities did not disclose a hometown for the Canadian dubbed “ganja granny” by local media.

Lewis-Green says the elderly woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to concealing the marijuana in her luggage at Donald Sangster International Airport. The Jamaica Observer says she told police officers it was “herbs” when the drug stash was found March 28.

She is scheduled to be sentenced Friday and could face up to a year in prison.

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