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Woman pleads guilty to marijuana possession

COURT TODAY BLOCKA St Philip woman who admitted today that she uses marijuana and formerly used cocaine, will be sentenced after a pre-sentencing report is handed over to the court on October 23.

Ayla Nikita Harewood, of No. 24 Palace Gardens in the said parish, went before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on a drug possession charge to which she pleaded guilty.

Police were at School Road, Halls Road, St Michael on August 27, when they saw a car parked in the area. They spoke to the unemployed woman concerning a search of the vehicle and, at the end of this exercise, a paper wrapping of marijuana was found under the driver’s seat.

Harewood told police at the time that she forgot it there when she parked the car. In court today, she apologized and assured the court that it would not happen again.

She also said she “did not know it was there. I had friends in the car and I didn’t know it get way”, she added. Harewood further said: “It was found in my car so I can’t say that it is not mine.”

After complimenting her parents on their support by being present at court, the magistrate explained to the family that since Harewood  is a first offender, the court would make an effort to rehabilitate her.

Based on the pending report, it is very likely that Harewood would have to undergo some form of drug rehabilitation which would include random drug testing.

She was granted $3,000 bail.

6 Responses to Woman pleads guilty to marijuana possession

  1. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley August 29, 2015 at 3:48 am

    She was granted $3,000 bail, and the pervert who abused a little girl was on $5,000 bail, Barbados doesn’t just need a new Prime Minister it, needs judges that are worthy of their job, right now they are comedians and bad ones at that

  2. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce August 29, 2015 at 4:40 am

    Sell her car. 6 months in prison.

    • Andrena Ceasar
      Andrena Ceasar August 29, 2015 at 8:55 am

      I hope you always remains perfect in your own eyes

  3. Vashti Braithwaite
    Vashti Braithwaite August 29, 2015 at 5:42 am

    $3000 bail for a wrapper and lil weed that may or may not have been hers and the pedophile who abused an eight yr old child was granted $5000.bail.
    Guess theres not much difference in the crimes in the eyes of these bleeding heart Judges.

  4. ryan August 29, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    sell her car?so now this young woman should be branded a criminal and jailed just because she had a small amount of marijuana ?i feel people who talk on cell phones and drive or text and drive should face that same penalty .

  5. Alan Highton August 29, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    I see no crime. A waste of time and tax payers money.


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