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Mother and son plead guilty to drug charges

A 52-year-old woman and her son have pleaded guilty to drug-related charges.

Norma Veronica Hinkson and Denmar McCarthy Saffrey, 29, of Smith Corner, Sargeant’s Village, Christ Church appeared at the District “A” Magistrates’ Court yesterday to answer the charges of possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and cultivation.

The mother had received an additional charge of ‘Permitting premises to be used for handling a controlled drug to wit cannabis.’

This followed the discovery of five cannabis plants under cultivation at their residence.

Hinkson was fined $1,000 each for trafficking and cultivation, and $1,500 for permitting her premises to be used for handling a controlled drug.

She faces six months in prison if the fines are not paid within the same period. The 52-year-old was convicted, reprimanded and discharged on the other charges.

Her son was fined $1,000 for trafficking and the same amount for cultivation.   The fines are to be paid in four months or he would also the same time in prison. He was convicted, reprimanded and discharged on the remaining charges.



6 Responses to Mother and son plead guilty to drug charges

  1. Addison Cortlandt
    Addison Cortlandt February 8, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Train up a child…

  2. Sonia Romain
    Sonia Romain February 8, 2015 at 11:20 am


  3. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce February 8, 2015 at 6:07 pm
  4. Sue Donym February 8, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Are we serious? Such a small fine with six months to pay? Somebody’s crime seems to have netted a nice profit.

  5. Mark Wrd
    Mark Wrd February 8, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    One person should have been charged here.

  6. Joel C. Payne
    Joel C. Payne February 9, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Sargeants needs a police station. Glad authorities are finally getting to clean up that side. A bare hotspot.


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