18-year-old caught red-handed
He was caught red-handed by police on Thursday as he stood beside some marijuana plants with a bag of fertiliser.
Therefore, when Jamar Joel Wallace, 18, of Lower Estate St, George went before the Oistins Magistrates’ Court the following day, he admitted to possession, intent to supply, trafficking and cultivating marijuana.
Chief Magistrate Pamela Beckles gave the unemployed man until May 8 to come up with $5,000 for cultivating the plants, or he will spend nine months in jail.
Prosecutor acting Station Sergeant Rudolph Burnett said police acted on a tip-off that there was marijuana growing in a bushy area at Lower Estate, St George.
The officers saw the plot of cannabis when they went there around 1 p.m. Minutes later, they saw two men walk through a footpath towards the plants.
One of the men, Wallace, was in front holding a bag of manure while the second man had a pancart filled with two containers of water.
The men approached the plants and while Wallace stood with the bag of manure in hand, the second man, who had a cutlass with him, was checking the plants.
After the police came out of hiding and identified themselves, the men ran.
However, Wallace was held and searched, and a small bag containing marijuana seeds was found in his pocket.
Police took him back to the ‘garden’ where they found 51 marijuana plants, between one and two feet tall.
Wallace was convicted, reprimanded and discharged on the other charges. (SD)