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Guard pleads guilty to drug charges

COURT TODAY BLOCKA security officer pleaded guilty to four drug charges when he went before the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today.

Sandor Maurice Barker of #43 Neem Close, Lower Burney, St Michael admitted to possession, intent to supply, trafficking and cultivating 247 grams of marijuana on August 10.

Barker went before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant and will return before her on October 2, by which time a pre-sentencing report which was ordered on him, should be available.

Sergeant Neville Reid told the Court that after receiving information, police went to execute a search warrant at Barker’s home. When they arrived, Barker was in his backyard.

Reid said he looked toward the police, pulled up six marijuana plants from some pots and ran off. He was pursued and caught and he admitted the plants were his.

Attorney-at-law Arthur Holder told the court that his client was a 45-year-old who “has a hitherto clean record – not even a traffic offence, mam.”

He further explained that the father of two was married and completing a degree.

“He poses no threat to society,” Holder contended, as he asked that the convicted man be granted bail which was set at $3,000.

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