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Beckles caught growing ganja in a bucket

COURT TODAY BLOCKShaquille Omar Beckles, a Christ Church teenager, was given four months to come up with $2,500 to pay a fine for cultivating a marijuana plant at his home.

The alternative which Magistrate Christopher Birch gave the 19 year old St Patricks resident was nine months’ imprisonment at HMP Dodds.

Beckles also received an 18 months prison sentence for possession of the cannabis but it was suspended for three years.

Outlining the case, police prosecutor, Sergeant Azel Skeete, told the District ‘C’ Magistrates’ Court that police executed a warrant at Beckles’ home and found a cannabis plant in a bucket in his yard.

“This is my weed tree in the bucket that I plant to get some money,” Beckles reportedly told the police officers.

7 Responses to Beckles caught growing ganja in a bucket

  1. Peachesnaddy Brown
    Peachesnaddy Brown November 6, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Leave d young man alone u time wasters stop packing up Dodds with non sense stuppppsss!!!

  2. J. Payne November 6, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    If he grows the coca plant used to make Cocaine should be he set loose too?

  3. kay November 6, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    The plant itself has many properties and is way better than those man made pills you get from the doctor which causes cancer cells to rippen, the same cancer that hemp oil is proven to cure. I am not saying to smoke it but using it as a herb (drinking or eating) is the healthiest way you can consume.

  4. Eddie Forde November 6, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Young people must face the facts, the continual use of cannabis is detrimental to mental health and there is evidence to prove this. I have worked as a psychiatric nurse for more than 40 yrs and have seen the results in deterioration of most young people that I have cared for over these years. Research has been done on this subject and some people have disagreed with the findings, but when you see how these young persons are effected you will see that this true. The smoking of cannabis which is hallucinogenic can induce schizophrenia and lead to paranoid behaviour.

  5. Jacob Donawa November 6, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    @ j. Payne you realize a coca plant and cocaine are 2 totally different things. Cocaine is a manufactered product with a totally different effect on the body as a coca plant. perhaps educate yourself a little on the subject before you comment.

  6. Ormond Mayers November 6, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    It is not the natural herb causing youngsters incarceration, rather the uncontrolled use and effects of the substance originating from the herb. This drug in its present form is contributing to lawless conduct of males, deviancy, and the moral decline of lives.

    There is strong empirical evidence which suggest, that the mind is altered and thoughts impaired, resulting in a person ability to maintain sound judgment. Hence, the State has to respond to punishment that sends a strong message.


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