Community service revoked for repeat offender
Just four days after being ordered to perform community service for committing drug offences, Manningham Decourcey Belgrave was back before the court today facing similar charges.
Last Friday, the Horse Hill, St Joseph resident appeared in the District ‘A’ Traffic Court and pleaded guilty to charges of possession, trafficking and intent to supply 16.4 grammes of cannabis.
At that time, Magistrate Graveney Bannister ordered him to perform 220 hours of community service and adjourned the matter until June 30.
However, when Belgrave returned before him and confessed to three similar offences committed today, as well as having a drug problem, the magistrate revoked his community service and remanded him to the Psychiatric Hospital for assessment and evaluation.
He will return to court on May 5 when he will be sentenced. Police saw Belgrave at Dover, Christ Church earlier today, standing in a group of people. When his haversack was searched nothing was found, but a small box and six small plastic bags with marijuana inside, along with a loose quantity of the substance, were found in a plant pot Belgrave was standing close to.
Before police could search him, he also handed over a plastic bag containing 39 smaller bags that also contained cannabis. The weed amounted to 25.9 grammes.