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Crew member arrested on drug charges

08 May 2012

Two passengers and a stateroom attendant from Jamaica on Celebrity Summit were arrested on drug charges while the ship was docked in King's Wharf, Bermuda.

An American tourist allegedly strapped $369,000 worth of cocaine to her body and came to Bermuda on board a cruise ship.
Jane Howell Carmichael, 53, was charged today with conspiring with others not before the court to import cocaine between a date unknown and May 3. The Georgia native was also charged with possession of cocaine with intent to supply on May 3.
She was not required to enter a plea as the matters are indictable and must be heard in the Supreme Court.
Crown counsel Maria Sofianos told the court Ms Carmichael was a passenger on the Celebrity Summit.
Acting on information they received, the police boarded the ship and met with the defendant.
After a search of her cabin, Ms Carmichael allegedly admitted having the drugs strapped to her body. Officers then found four off-white packages inside a girdle.
At that time, the passengers implicated a stateroom attendant from Jamaica. The crew member was also taken into custody.

Ms Carmichael was remanded into custody until May 21.

Source Bermuda Sun