DJ admits to having offensive weapon

A disc jockey admitted to a Bridgetown court today that he was on Tudor Street yesterday selling alcoholic beverages without being licensed to do so.

Baywoods, St James resident Jason Ricardo Omar Taylor also confessed in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court that he had in his possession an offensive weapon at the time.

While Taylor sat in the dock, the prosecutor, Sergeant Neville Reid, outlined the facts of the case. He said that around minutes to noon while police were patrolling the City, they saw Taylor in front of a store offering drinks for sale from a number of coolers.

They approached him and after getting permission to search the coolers, found 35 Deputy beers, 24 Banks beers and 14 Guinness for sale. When he was asked about a licence, Taylor immediately admitted he had none.

Lawmen also searched a haversack which he had and found a cutlass inside. The court heard that the 28-year-old explained that the weapon was for his protection since the last time he went there to sell, he and another man got into an altercation.

Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant reserved sentencing until June 4 when Taylor comes back to court. He will remain on $2,000 bail until then.

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