Different fates for men accused of having marijuana

COURT TODAY BLOCKWhen police executed a search warrant at Corey Omar Reid’s Pool Land, St John residence, they found a wrapping with marijuana on his bed and another one in a pants pocket, along with some cannabis seeds.

In the District ‘C’ Magistrates’ Court today, Reid pleaded guilty to the offence of possession.

He had told police “it is just little weed I got”.

Magistrate Christopher Birch remanded Reid, who has already performed community service for similar offences, until Monday when he will return for sentencing.

Meanwhile, another man who recently completed 160 hours of community service returned to court today. Yannik Junior Daniel, 24, of Rock Hall, St Philip, had admitted to the same court on an earlier occasion that he had a small amount of marijuana.

He was reprimanded and discharged today, with a warning not to come back before the court.

3 Responses to Different fates for men accused of having marijuana

  1. Frank Fowler
    Frank Fowler April 10, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Sentences based on what judge you see and how lucky you are on any particular day. All for a little weed that the same judges smoking

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  2. Frank Fowler
    Frank Fowler April 10, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Sentences based on what judge you see and how lucky you are on any particular day. All for a little weed that the same judges smoking

    Reply
  3. Mac10 April 11, 2015 at 10:07 am

    It’s time to stop demonising the people who have the odd joint on them. If you are going to keep marijuana illegal then go after the guys organising the drug runners & mules, i.e. the people at the top of the ladder not the people at the bottom end.

    That’s like arresting people for getting cancer from smoking when the people who make cigarettes have known for decades that they cause cancer & can still sell the them.

    A radical change is required if the “war on drugs” has any chance of being successful.

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