Teen caught with $3 worth of weed
A pre-sentencing report was ordered Wednesday for a teenager who was found in possession of cannabis.
His attorney Arthur Holder made the request after 16-year-old Deshaun Stefon Trotman of Lot 6 Cane Hill, St George changed his not guilty plea, to guilty to possession of the controlled substance.
Presenting the facts, Prosecutor Neville Reid said Trotman was arrested around 9:20 a.m. Wednesday after police patrolling the Nursery Drive Terminal pursued him.
Trotman was walking in the area when he turned and looked in the direction of the police. He then pushed his hand into his right pants pocket, turned around and ran.
His action aroused suspicion and lawmen pursued and apprehended him. A search was requested and Trotman consented.
In searching a backpack that Trotman was carrying, police found one paper wrapping containing the weed.
Trotman admitted at the time that the drug weighing two grammes with a street value of $3, was his.
Addressing Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant, Holder said: “I am humbly requesting a pre-sentencing report on the life and background of the young man to determine what is appropriate for him.”
The magistrate, who had already placed Trotman on $2,000 bail with one surety, agreed.
Trotman returns to court on October 14.