Third time with weed
Gregston Ricardo Orlando Sealy, 28, was fined after he pleaded guilty to three drugs matters before acting Magistrate Elwood Watts yesterday in the District ‘A’ Traffic Court.
He admitted to being in possession of, intending to sell and having a trafficable quantity [24. 8 grammes] of marijuana on Tuesday.
The court heard from Sergeant Theodore McClean that police saw Sealy at Pioneer Road, Bush Hall, St Michael sitting among a group of men.
When police stopped their vehicle in front of Sealy, he was holding a black plastic bag. As they got out of the vehicle, he ran off still clutching the bag.
He was pursued and fell as he ran. After police held him, a search revealed 77 greaseproof wrappings of marijuana inside the plastic bag. He later told police he found the drugs.
He told acting Magistrate Watts that he found the marijuana on Sunday. “I did brek [and] things did hard for me”, he said.
“It is not for you to sell weed, especially when you have convictions for doing so already. This is the third time you are back here for weed, so you don’t plan to stop,” Watts told Sealy.
“I don’t accept that you found the cannabis and even if you found it, you were not obliged to sell it.”
Sealy was fined for intent to supply and was convicted, reprimanded and discharged on the other two.