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Streeks caught with $5 worth of cannabis

Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant, presiding in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court, yesterday ordered Ricardo Orlando Streeks to undergo an assessment by experts at the Psychiatric Hospital for the next three weeks.

This ruling was made after Streeks, 41, of Hill Road, Bank Hall, St Michael, pleaded guilty to possession of 0.4 grammes of cannabis with a $5 street value.

Streeks was arrested while walking along Roebuck Street, the City yesterday after police responded to a report that an unknown male was harassing patrons at Rubis, Harmony Hall, St Michael, but had later left.

He was found after lawmen conducted a search of the immediate area. He was searched and a “white paper wrapper” was found in his left back pocket. He was subsequently charged for possession of marijuana.

Streeks is expected back in court on June 20, 2016.

33 Responses to Streeks caught with $5 worth of cannabis

  1. Loraine Bovell Warner
    Loraine Bovell Warner May 27, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Innocent people getting killed and the killers getting bail and you all charging people for 5.00 spliff stupseeee

  2. Dario K Alleyne
    Dario K Alleyne May 27, 2016 at 8:20 am

    A 5 BARBADOS DOLLA bag of natural bush…. I just had to spell it out so yall can see how ridiculous this system really is

    • Maria Leclair Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Dasilva May 27, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      Probably takes more than $5 bucks to roll a Bob Marley spliff. Poor guy instead of allowing him to smoke a little joint and mellow out, they hunt him down and send him to a mental institution…lol

  3. Iteebah Cadogan
    Iteebah Cadogan May 27, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Stupes lef d man doo

  4. Ryvan Bigman
    Ryvan Bigman May 27, 2016 at 8:42 am

    $5. in NYC, that’s a misdemeanor. Smh, they lock you up for that in Bim wow

  5. Philip Matthews
    Philip Matthews May 27, 2016 at 8:48 am

    What a waste of the court’s time , $5 of Ganja going to costs $thousands to hold him in Jail , Tax payer money wasted over Crap

  6. Annetta Paul
    Annetta Paul May 27, 2016 at 9:01 am

    Man can’t catch a break.

    • Ryan Bayne
      Ryan Bayne May 27, 2016 at 9:50 am

      Or even take a lift, according to Bob Marley

  7. Carolyn Robertson
    Carolyn Robertson May 27, 2016 at 9:04 am

    This man white wash me in Bridge Street mall one day because I saw what he was about to do to a person in the line buying food I did not say A are B to the fool just because I saw that he was about to pick some one pocket the Joke is now on you

    • Dianne Barker
      Dianne Barker May 27, 2016 at 2:26 pm

      That is a different scenario. If he was arrested for trying to pick pocket I can understand but one has nothing to do with the other.

  8. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner May 27, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Ok weed is illegal but wasting resources on case involving $5 worth when the justice system in Barbados takes years to finalize rape and murder cases damm backwards but then agains its Barbados we talking about.

    • Maria Leclair Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Dasilva May 27, 2016 at 6:09 pm

      It’s illegal, so let’s hunt that man down, take a way his $5 worth of weed and send him to a mental institution and give him prescription drugs in stead… insane is that…lol

  9. Shamaine Andrew
    Shamaine Andrew May 27, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Its not enough with the intent to supply……

  10. Damian Hinkson
    Damian Hinkson May 27, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Can a judge in barbados throw out a weed case?

  11. Saundra Moore May 27, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Wish they could catch the man who robbed me and left me in pain physically, mentally and financially

  12. Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks
    Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks May 27, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Alright, alright people don’t go to hard on the courts or the cops, this man probably is a nuisance to society doing different things and probably in the court every half hour, so they have to bring him in with something so he can get the help needed. Now you all see the judge send him for psych eval,which probably won’t help but he have to do something,

  13. Edmund Harrison
    Edmund Harrison May 27, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    dear God his pockets must have been bulging out…$5??? Level 10

  14. Debera May 27, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Dom Pardice.

  15. Ras Small
    Ras Small May 27, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    And fah those of you dat say de law is de law, one time it was against law tah be black, it was also against law fah a black person tah know how tah read/write, fah women tah wear pants, tah step on a white man’s shadow or even tah say dat Creator/Ma’at/God talk tah yah.

  16. Dianne Barker
    Dianne Barker May 27, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Really!!! This is ludicrous. I guess the police have nothing better to do. Why don’t they go out looking for the thugs killing people, mugging people. Wasting valuable resources to put this frivolous crap on the dockets. Give me a break.

  17. Tafari Ayinde
    Tafari Ayinde May 27, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    I would bet my last dollar that the resources put in the arrest and conviction of this man cost the people of Bim more than $5000BDS…. I will also note with interest that after “weed” was found on the person in question, the altercation and/or disturbances he was allegedly making was thrown on the back burner…. this shows w things: 1)the system is more concerned about fighting Marijuana than… 2) they are about public safety and so thats why there’s little mention of the disturbances.

  18. Observer May 27, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    I can’t believe what the hell I’m reading you have a backlog of cases and you’ll wasting good court time on a $5.00 case give me a damn break

  19. Linda Fenty
    Linda Fenty May 27, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Charged with possession of $5 in weed. He gets his picture taken and plastered on the Internet. Surely there are more important things to report on. I can help you Barbados Today if you need a shove in the right direction.

  20. Menace II Babylon May 31, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Smh…….Lawyers, bailiffs, magistrate, court clerk/ transport if remanded, prosecutor etc they all work for free? Employment opportunities, travel etc ruined over 0.4 g

    Our youth are criminalised as we appear to be highly punitive on the plant, forced to undergo clinical treatment, labelled as a substance misuser all this with no means to address personal possession before the. court? No caution no strongly worded advice, no triage no nothing yet we act all Cosmopolitan.


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