Drug accused fined, other to perform community service
Dave Adrian Ian Leon, a skid steer operator of Bibby’s Lane, St Michael, confessed to having cannabis on August 27.
The court heard that on that date, police were checking vehicles at Bibby’s Lane when they stopped a car which had three occupants.
While the police were speaking to the driver, Leon began fidgeting with the left passenger seat. A small transparent plastic bag containing 39 wax wrappings weighing 7. 6 grams of cannabis was found later in the seat.
Leon, who has a previous conviction, apologized to the court and asked for leniency. He has to pay $700 in two weeks or spend a month in jail.
Meanwhile, 16-year-old Jade Keith Chandler who went before the same court, also pleaded guilty to having cannabis on Thursday. The Gills Gap, St Michael resident was found with the substance when police were in his neighbourhood.
The court heard that Chandler saw the lawmen and ran off. After he was held, 20 grease-proof wrappings with marijuana were found in one of his pockets.
Questioned by Magistrate Douglas Frederick, the teen said he only began smoking late last year.
He explained that he has asthma but “when I smoke I don’t get no asthma attacks”. He also said he will stop smoking because weed is illegal and it will lead to him repeatedly getting into trouble.
The first-time offender was ordered to perform 80 hours of community service and return to court on October 2.