Antigua football coach freed of drug charges in Jamaica

Head coach of the Antiguan national football team Derrick Edwards and equipment manager, Danny Benjamin were freed of drug trafficking charges on Thursday when they appeared in the St Andrew Parish Court. The two were charged jointly on March 26 after approximately four pounds of marijuana was found in the team luggage at the Norman Manley International Airport, when they attempted to leave the island following an international friendly against Jamaica's Reggae Boyz at Sabina Park.

Prosecutors withdrew the charges after conceding that they did not have sufficient evidence to prove a case against the men. Coach Edwards declined being interviewed when contacted by RJR Sports on Thursday afternoon. Attorney Bert Samuels says the Antiguans are now looking for the next available flight out of the country.



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