Horatio Hamilton ~ 20 years for Marijuana



HORATIO HAMILTON # 27339-112
MCRAE
CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. DRAWER 55030
MCRAE HELENA, GA  31055


HORATIO HAMILTON
REGISTER NUMBER: 27339-112
DOB: need
AGE: 48
RACE: BLACK
SEX: MALE
LOCATED AT: McRae CI
RELEASE DATE: 07/19/2022

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Horatio Hamilton ~ POW420

US Convicts Reggae Music CEO of Trafficking in Enormous Quantities of Marijuana

LOY Head Convicted, Faces 20 Years

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The chief executive of a reggae music production company has been convicted of smuggling more than a ton of marijuana a week from California to New York over the past eight years, federal prosecutors said. The executive, Horatio Hamilton, president of Lords of Yard Inc., was convicted of conspiracy to traffic in marijuana, Michael J. Garcia, the United States attorney, said yesterday in a written statement. Mr. Garcia said Mr. Hamilton jumped bail after he was arrested in 1999 with nearly two tons of marijuana in Los Angeles. He later became a prominent music producer and creator of Sashi, a three-day reggae concert in Jamaica. Mr. Hamilton, who was rearrested last year, faces a mandatory sentence of 20 years in federal prison, prosecutors said.

Horatio Hamilton, the chief executive of Lords of Yard Inc., a reggae music production company, was convicted of drug conspiracy for smuggling one tonne of marijuana into the city each week for several years.

According to the New York Times, Hamilton, president of Lords of Yard Inc., faces 20 years in prison after being convicted in Manhattan federal court.

Hamilton was arrested in 1999 with nearly two tonnes of marijuana at Los Angeles International Airport, Garcia said. He jumped bail and was arrested again last year.

Hamilton's lawyer said his client had left the drug business.
In the New York Times article, Jeffrey Lichtman was quoted as saying, "he had moved nto something more profitable and legal," Jeffrey Lichtman told jurors, calling Hamilton "one of the more famous Jamaican entertainers."

The executive created Sashi, a three-day reggae concert in Jamaica which generated a lot of buzz and great press in its heyday, and is credited with bringing big-name stars such as Super Cat to the Summer show.

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