UWI student caught with cannabis

COURT TODAY BLOCKA student at the University of the West Indies will now have to balance his studies while completing 100 hours of community service after admitting to having marijuana in his possession earlier today.

When 23-year-old Akeem Roger Broomes of Ashdeane Village, Black Rock, St Michael appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court this morning, he pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis.

Magistrate Douglas Frederick sentenced the first-time offender to community service.

He will have to return to court on June 24, 2016.

In giving the facts the prosecutor told the court that police were patrolling Deacons Farm when they saw Broomes walking in their direction.

He was observed fidgeting with his pocket, which aroused the suspicion of the officers.

He consented to a search and nine transparent ziplock bags containing ganja were found.

The drugs had a total weight of 5.7 grams and carried a street value of $30.

22 Responses to UWI student caught with cannabis

  1. Tête La
    Tête La April 14, 2016 at 9:07 am

    if you were an Insurance Mongul and had fleece the public out of $30Million, you wouldn’t even see the inside of a Court; but for your $30 worth of weed you will see the inside, meet the judge and cut your eye at the prosecutor…

    Only in Barbados

    #FreeTheBajanGreen #FreeTheWeed #WeeD

  2. Kyle Douglas
    Kyle Douglas April 14, 2016 at 9:21 am

    5.7grams worth $30 ? Wow must have been some real bush

  3. Ryan Henry
    Ryan Henry April 14, 2016 at 9:33 am

    He wasnt caught at the institution with the weed why was it mentioned that hes a student….does this sound like reporting with common sense……#potentiallawsuitmuch

  4. Mhizz Joan Moore
    Mhizz Joan Moore April 14, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Almost everybody at uwi does smoke weed

  5. Verona Michael April 14, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Really? What is going on in Barbados? Why couldn’t he be just cautioned? I am sure this is his first offense, but no, destroying the young man’s future is better. Meanwhile the police are ordered not to touch Mr Parrot who blatantly robbed
    Bajans out of millions and still living off the high hog!
    Where is the Justice in this land??

  6. Dale Griffith
    Dale Griffith April 14, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Free di Man weed is wisdom it was found on the Grave of King Solomon the wisest man who ever live

  7. jrsmith April 14, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    We are doing so good , because its ok in other countries it should be alright in Barbados, …. monkey see ,monkey do….

  8. Dwayne Phillips
    Dwayne Phillips April 14, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    100 hours CS Yet the system let the man that kill Nicole out on bail 😐

    smh… cares nothing about the system anymore

  9. Stephen Knight
    Stephen Knight April 14, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Give me a f ing break. Marijuana should be the least of the barbados government problems

  10. Peachesnaddy Brown
    Peachesnaddy Brown April 14, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    How I love my kush before a hard days work I function wayyyyy better……big up yuhself youth man

  11. lennox hewitt April 14, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Get your facts straight not a judge tete a magistrate he in had that much for a judge so b4 running off your mouth its the Magistrate


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