Lorde pleads guilty to drug offences
Adrian Juan Lorde was remanded to HMP Dodds after pleading guilty yesterday to five drug charges in the District ‘C’ Magistrates Court.
The 39-year-old St Philip resident faced two counts of possession of cannabis and one each for trafficking, intent to supply and cultivating the drug.
The first time offender returns before Acting Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch for sentencing on Friday.
The marijuana weighed one and a half kilograms.
The court heard that police were carrying out investigations at Vineyard, St. Philip when they noticed Lorde crouching in a cane ground.
Lorde ran when he saw the officers but fell and was held by the cops. He later told police that he planted the marijuana “from November ‘cause it ain’t [got] no work out dey.”
Sergeant Azel Skeete said while Lorde was in custody assisting with investigations, police later executed a search warrant at his Parish Land, St Philip home.
There, they found a little box with a small amount of cannabis inside which Lorde admitted was his.