Teen gets last chance
A teenager who pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis on Saturday, received a stern warning yesterday that he is running out of options.
Eighteen-year-old Charles Tarrel Grant of 3rd Avenue, Harts Gap, St Michael was therefore given one last opportunity by Magistrate Douglas Frederick to keep out of trouble or face a jail term.
Before putting him on a bond for six months, the magistrate warned the teenaged carpenter that he must keep the peace and be of good behaviour, otherwise, it would prison for six months.
Asked the prisoner if he wanted to say anything about his sentence, Grant quietly replied: “It sound fair.”
However, he had to endure an earful from Frederick who advised him to stay off the block and away from bad company. Dismissing an assurance from Grant’s mother that she would ensure he changed his ways, the magistrate said: “You can take a sheep or cow to water, but you can’t make it drink.
“You have to make the change yourself. Your mother can’t make you change. I will give you an opportunity to do right,” Frederick said.