Hobbs admits to having cocaine
A 25-year-old man changed his plea when he reappeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant.
Winfield Renaldo Hobbs, of Harmony Hall, St Lawrence, Christ Church admitted to having 5.3 grams of cocaine on him when police carried out a search on January 30, 2013.
Sergeant Janice Ifill told the court that on that date, police were patrolling the area when Hobbs began walking towards them. However, he hesitated as he got closer, which caused the policemen to become suspicious.
They requested a search and found a transparent plastic bag tied to his boxers. The bag contained seven wrappings of cocaine. Hobbs admitted ownership and told police that a man had given it to him to pass on to another man.
Hobbs asked the court today to be lenient since he was not using the substance and selling it was not his intention. He explained that he took it from a cousin who was using it heavily before his family organized for him to go to rehabilitation.
“I even forget I had it on me that is why I end up walking past the police,” he said.
The first-time offender will return to court on Friday for sentencing.