Drugs cost man $3000 in fines
Jamar Adday Hall, a 30-year-old unemployed man, has a month in which to come up with $3000 if he wants to avoid prison.
The resident of Walkabout Path, Block 11D Eden Lodge, St. Michael pleaded guilty to four drug charges today: possession of a small quantity of cocaine, 38 grams of marijuana, intent to supply and trafficking.
Police were patrolling the Eden Lodge area on November 11 when they saw Hall look in their direction before going into his right pocket, removing a Ziploc bag and throwing it away.
The bag was retrieved and on searching Hall further, lawmen found cannabis wrappings as well.
When he went before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant, she fined him $1500 in one month or four months in prison for cocaine possession and $750 payable in a similar time for having cannabis.
Hall was reprimanded and discharged for intent to supply but was fined an additional $750 for trafficking. He also has one month in which to pay that fine or face the alternative of two months in jail.