Drug accused wanted to help pregnant girlfriend

COURT TODAY BLOCK“There wasn’t any work.”

That was the reason given today by Kyle Karlis Ambrose Bowen for being in possession of a quantity of cannabis.

Pleading guilty to four counts, Bowen told the District “A” Magistrates’ Court that he usually does landscaping but had been unable to secure employment in recent times.

“My girl pregnant, Sir, and I wanted to contribute really bad to any financing,” he sought to explain.

He was found in possession of seven greaseproof wrappers, and three Ziploc bags containing cannabis by a police unit patrolling the Down Hill Drive, Eden Lodge, St Michael area yesterday. The drugs had a street value of $73.20.

Police later executed a search warrant at Bowen’s home, where 55 grammes of vegetable matter was found, worth $275.

“I made a bad decision to get into that, Sir, to sell drugs. I made bad choice,” the accused said.

Magistrate Douglas Frederick then asked: “Are you a drug man?”

The accused replied that he was not. He however went on to explain that he had sold and been a user some years back.

A search showed that Bowen was not known to the court and Frederick imposed 240 hours of community service as his sentence.

But after some dialogue between the accused and the magistrate, it was revealed that he had previously done such service.

As such, it was revoked and instead he was fined $1,000 forthwith for possession with intent to supply or three months imprisonment. He also has to repay his surety the amount.

The 27-year-old unemployed, Lodge Crescent, St Michael resident was also placed on a six months bond for trafficking. If in breach, he faces three months imprisonment.

He was reprimanded and discharged on the two separate counts of possession.

22 Responses to Drug accused wanted to help pregnant girlfriend

  1. John Nicholls
    John Nicholls June 3, 2016 at 7:11 am

    Bigger hole now!

  2. Mhizz Joan Moore
    Mhizz Joan Moore June 3, 2016 at 7:32 am

    Just wondering what the Gf looks like

  3. Kelly Scantlebury
    Kelly Scantlebury June 3, 2016 at 7:32 am

    Georgia Boxill…………………….

  4. Mar Git
    Mar Git June 3, 2016 at 8:09 am

    GIVE THESE POOR POEPLE DECENT WORK !!! And stop the punishment for such Matters. Wake up , the world is developing and laughing …

  5. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce June 3, 2016 at 8:17 am

    When wunna gine learn? Syringe his ears and the girl friend is an idiot she’s putting herself and unborn child at risk all for the love of her drug dealing man, breaking the law trying to get easy money. Now he got to scratch his head & ass to find $1,000 forthwith for possession with intent to supply or three months imprisonment, plus repay his surety the amount.

  6. Michael J. Koeiman
    Michael J. Koeiman June 3, 2016 at 8:23 am

    So … he was punished twice for the same offence, and then his punishment was increased because of a past offence … I just … I can’t …

    • Michael J. Koeiman
      Michael J. Koeiman June 3, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      Well basically he get lock up in one – where he wudda get 1,000 forthwith from?

    • Michael J. Koeiman
      Michael J. Koeiman June 3, 2016 at 12:55 pm

      Lol that’s the assumption in truth – he *must* be loaded

  7. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince June 3, 2016 at 10:43 am

    These laws have to be revised.. Wasting time. Soo petty.easier to bust him than a real criminal smh.

  8. Khanum Hatap Aabbab
    Khanum Hatap Aabbab June 3, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Ghe more they charged and look people up the more they get pay its a court and what play on courts a game the system is a game they dont give a dam about black poor people wake up

  9. Smiley June 3, 2016 at 11:20 am

    OMG he is for real ? I hope that he didn’t sell to the school children they have enough temptations and why he didn’t buy condoms with some of the money he is an unfit dad women keep your legs shut please children need good role models as parents.

  10. Mark Fenty
    Mark Fenty June 3, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    I don’t support to the idea of stealing or selling drugs because there ain’t no work to be found, and I wish to contribute to the household, so I engaged in petty criminality to do so. Tek up a bucket my friend, and walk from St. Michael to St. James and ask if you could wash cars, weed somebody grass or turn somebody concrete or something.

  11. BoBoThe Clown June 3, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Poor lad . He should have been given some credit for trying to wriggle his way out of a jail term or a fine. To his credit ,he almost did , but the past actions are always recorded . History is a tough subject,maybe that is why i failed it at school, ’cause i could never remember what i did two years earlier furthermore trying to recall what someone did hundred of years ago .
    I would have given him an A for trying though. The sad thing about all that is that ,Mr. Bowens,your excuse was lame.

  12. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley June 3, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    If he wanted to help his girlfriend, maybe using a condom would have been a more practical solution

    • Honey Gram
      Honey Gram June 3, 2016 at 8:33 pm

      If a condom da get use on u where wud u b?stupz

  13. Honey Gram
    Honey Gram June 3, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    N life ya have 2 do something 2 make money if he da rob r kill what wud wanna b saying ?

  14. Honey Gram
    Honey Gram June 3, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    I c n court it look like only certain ppl does get a forthwith fine


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