Gas attendant caught wearing camouflage
Gas attendant, Stacy Olivia Newton, was handed just over $1,300 in fines after appearing in a Bridgetown court today and pleading guilty to three charges.
Newton, who lives at Jordans Road, Belleplaine, St Andrew, was charged for wearing an item of camouflage clothing, possession of a small amount of cannabis and having an ice-pick.
The offences were committed yesterday.
Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant, presiding in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court, fined Newton $750 forthwith or two months in prison on the first offence. That fine was paid.
On the other two, Newton has another month in which to come up with $300 on each count or she will have to spend two months behind bars.
The court heard from the prosecutor that police were patrolling along the Cave Hill, St Michael when they saw Newton standing talking with someone. She was wearing a camouflage cap at the time.
When the police pointed out that wearing it was an offence, the woman said she did not know it was illegal.
Sergeant Janice Ifill further told the court that it was during the same conversation when Newton dropped something from her left hand.
The officers retrieved it and found a transparent bag with four wrappings of marijuana inside. It weighed 0.9 grammes.
When Newton was searched, lawmen came across a bulky object in her jacket pocket, which turned out to be an
In accounting for having the weapon in a public place, Newton explained that she keeps it for her protection as she works late at night.