Woman pleads guilty to fraud and drug possession


A 25-year-old female to spend several months behind bars at the Bahamas Department of Corrections.

Warnika Russell of Zion Boulevard this morning appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes on a laundry list of charges relating to fraud and drug possession with the intent to supply.

As court dockets reflect, Russell racked up the charges between November 2, 2020 and February 12th this year.

As heard in court, the 25-year-old nail technician showed up to the BDOC with a Bahamas Bar Association ID purporting to be an attorney.

Reports are that on her were prohibited devices, namely a cell phone and dangerous drugs with intent to supply.

The mother of one pleaded guilty to all the charges; her various sentences are to run concurrently, giving her a total of 15 months behind bars.

Russell was not represented by a counsel however, attorney Ian Cargill, who was present, advised the defendant of the charges.

Deputy Chief Magistrate Forbes also making known that the charges were substantial and serious.

Russell acknowledged that she made a bad choice, adding that she was struggling to provide for her son.

She has no prior convictions.