Cruisers left behind in St. Kitts after drug bust

Two Americans vacationing this week on a Celebrity Cruises ship were left behind in St. Kitts after they allegedly were caught with marijuana in their cabin, a local news outlet on the island reports.

The St. Kitts Observer says William Donovan and Shari Hoffman of Los Angeles were not allowed back on board the Celebrity Eclipse on Wednesday after Donovan admitted to the drug possession in a local St. Kitts court and paid a fine. Local police had taken the couple into custody earlier in the day after being called to the Eclipse by the ship’s security department, which had found what it believed to be cannabis in the couple’s cabin, the news outlet says.

The Observer says Donovan paid a fine of 5,000 East Caribbean dollars (about $1,850 U.S. dollars), and the couple spent Wednesday night in St. Kitts before flying out on Thursday.

Celebrity warns customers on its website that no illegal drugs or other illegal substances are allowed on its ships and passengers found with illegal drugs may be removed.

This story comes from The Cruise Log.

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