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Two get community service

COURT TODAY BLOCKA 26-year-old man, who pleaded guilty to four drug charges last December, was given a year’s probation and 120 hours of community service when he returned today for sentencing before Magistrate Douglas Frederick.

If Regis Bradley Rosemain breaches his probation, he will have to part with $1,500 immediately or spend three months in prison. The first time offender, of Farm Gap, Deacons Road, St Michael, admitted to possession, trafficking, intent to supply and cultivation of cannabis.

The probation officer who prepared the presentencing report made the recommendations to the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court where Rosemain will return on May 27.

Meanwhile, Abdullah Akoojee, of King Street, St Michael, who previously pleaded guilty to assaulting a police constable in the execution of his duties last December 22, appeared today in the same court for a review of his sentence.

Akoojee’s probation officer asked that he be allowed to complete the remaining 116 hours of the 200 hours of community service he was ordered to perform for committing the offence.

When the 20-year-old porter was asked by Magistrate Frederick if he had learnt anything, he replied: “To cool myself and keep out of trouble.”

“And to respect authority?” the magistrate asked.

The community service should be completed by the time he returns to court on April 22.

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