$1000 or prison for unemployed man

COURT TODAY BLOCKA 59-year-old man must come up with $1 000 within the next six weeks or he will have to spend three months behind bars at HMP Dodds.

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.

3 Responses to $1000 or prison for unemployed man

  1. Tony Waterman November 25, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    “”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.””

    He was riding a Bicycle, OK, he looked at them, OK, , he was fidgeting with his his pocket, ok, so where is their (The Police’s) REASONABLE and/or PROBABLE CAUSE for stopping this Man, not saying that the fellow did not have Contraband, but is this type of Police State like activity Legal in Barbados ???? Why are the Police ALLOWED to stop people because they are RIDING / LOOKING AT THEM / FIDGETING ?????

    was this man Convicted even though he MIGHT have been STOPPED/ACCOSTED ILLEGALLY ????

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  2. Eddie Forde November 25, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    The police have a right to stop people who look suspiciously conspicuous.This man had drugs which are unlawful. Had he no drugs, he would not have been arrested and charged. We as a community should be discouraging mis-use and posession of drugs, encouraging them. If you are not breaking the law then you have nothing to fearfrom the police. The taking of illicit drugs and supplying it to others is a bane on todays society.

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  3. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce November 25, 2015 at 5:37 pm
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