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$750 or two months in jail for drugs

COURT TODAY BLOCKGiven a steel bender’s admission to a Bridgetown court this morning, it seems as though Dwayne Ricardo Elliott uses marijuana, but does so at a moderate rate.

Elliott, from Signal Station Road, Flagstaff, St Michael, pleaded guilty to having a small amount of cannabis yesterday when he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Douglas Frederick today.

He was fined $750 payable in one month, with an alternative of two months in prison.

According to the prosecution’s case, police saw Elliott walking the street with a scissors in his hand on November 2 and spoke to him. After he consented to a search, a plastic bag with 31 wrappings was found in one of his pockets.

Magistrate Frederick reminded Elliott that for his previous offence, he was ordered to undergo anger management classes. Smoking marijuana would only derail that, the magistrate told him.

“Sir, I don’t smoke no lot o’ weed though,” Elliott said.

“So what were you doing with 31 wrappings then? Were you selling it?” the magistrate asked.

The convicted man explained that it was not for sale but for his “personal use”.   “I have to limit it, Sir,” he said. “I don’t smoke it so fast.”

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