Published Oct 7, 2020 at 8:00 am
(Updated Oct 7, 2020 at 6:22 am)
A 44-year-old mother of two has won an appeal against a three-month jail term imposed for an attempt to smuggle cannabis into Bermuda to treat her chronic epilepsy-like seizures.
Natasha York was sentenced to a year in prison in 2018 after she admitted she tried to bring the 1,430 grams of the drug contained in hemp oil and hemp butter through the airport, but magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo suspended nine months of the term because of her circumstances.
But Puisne Judge Shade Subair Williams ruled: The appellant appeared before the magistrate as a…