WATCH: US YouTuber Celebrates Says The Gun saga in Yes was an honest mistake
Popular American YouTuber Jayda Cheaves has described her decision to bring a gun to the island of Jamaica without following the correct protocols as an “honest mistake”.
Cheaves, also known as Jayda Wayda, 24, and her companion George Wright have each been fined $ 500,000 for illegally possessing weapons and $ 300,000 for illegally possessing ammunition.
According to police, the two were held with firearms illegally brought into the country. Atlanta YouTuber Georga reportedly came to the island on a private jet to celebrate her 24th birthday when she was arrested.
According to the local authorities, the fines have now been paid and the two have left the island.
Attorney Michael Hemmings, who represented Cheaves, said the social media influencer had made it clear that she intended to return to the island soon.
“She admitted that what she said was wrong and that it was an honest mistake and that she intended to do the right thing once it was pointed out it was wrong,” Hemmings told LoopNews.
The attorney also announced that the conviction was not recorded against the YouTuber.
Police officers reportedly arrested at Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, St.
A police team responded and a baggage search revealed a black Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol with eight 9mm cartridges and a black, gray and pink SCCY 9mm pistol with seven 9mm cartridges.
Cheaves and Wright admitted they owned the firearms, but checks revealed that they had not declared possession of the firearms and ammunition upon arrival on the island.