$1000 or prison for unemployed man
Hartford Llewellyn James, of Greenidge Road, Hindsbury Road, St Michael, pleaded guilty yesterday to possession of 1.5 grammes of cannabis, possession of 7 grammes of cocaine, trafficking the cocaine and intent to supply.
The unemployed man went before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court .
According to the facts of the case, police were patrolling along Roebuck Street on November 21 when they saw James riding a
bicycle. He looked towards them and began fidgeting with one of his shirt pockets.
They stopped him, spoke to him and during this time found a marijuana wrapping in his pocket.
Police also noticed that James was clenching his left fist and, on opening it, he had a plastic bag with a small amount of cocaine inside it.
James told them that it “was only a 10-piece I got”.
The repeat offender was fined $500 on the count of possession of cocaine and $500 on the count of intent to supply. He was convicted, reprimanded and discharged on the other two offences.