McDonald, who was sentenced earlier this year, was reportedly being processed to start serving his sentence when he was caught with the ganja. He appeared in court on Tuesday, 18 July, in the matter and is expected to return on 8 August.
MacDonald was the captain of Pepper Jelly, which was involved in a deadly boating accident that killed two persons and left a third person seriously injured in 2019. He was found guilty of two counts of manslaughter by culpable negligence for the deaths of John Turner (70) and Emmanuel Brown (49), who were on the other vessel. He was also found guilty of endangering the life of Shamilia Wright, who was seriously injured in the crash.
He was sentenced to seven years and one month for the two counts of manslaughter and two and a half years for endangering human life, with the sentences running concurrently.