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$350 fine for Herbert

COURT TODAY BLOCKDario Daimon Herbert was lucky to escape from one charge today after the complainant said he did not want to proceed with the matter.

However, he wasn’t so lucky on a second count, which was drug-related, and was fined after pleading guilty to having eight grammes of marijuana on Wednesday.

Herbert, 24, of Seales Avenue, Tudor Bridge, St Michael went before Magistrate Douglas Frederick today in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court.

Presenting the facts, Station Sergeant Neville Watson revealed that police officers had reason to search Herbert yesterday while he was at Seale’s Avenue.

When they questioned him about the drugs, the part-time bartender admitted he had it for his personal use.

Magistrate Douglas Frederick fined Herbert $350 in two weeks or one month behind bars.

In relation to the first matter, Herbert was charged with robbing Rienanado Bascombe of a chain, cellular phone and two bangles.

The complainant told the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court that it “was a slight misunderstanding between me and the fellow over there,” nodding toward Herbert, “and I would like the matter done with.”

Questioned further by the magistrate, Bascombe said he told the police that “me and he get away but I didn’t tell them he rob me.”

Bascombe was asked to pay $250 forthwith in court costs or face a week in jail. The money was paid and the matter dismissed.

Herbert was represented by attorney-at-law Ajamu Boardi.

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