Accused man puts his neck on the block
Junior Alonza Jones today pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis, three years after he was charged with the offence.
Jones, 41, of Lower Estate, St Michael admitted to having $10 worth of cannabis on his person on July 31, 2013.
“I just want the case finish with Sir. I have been keeping quiet,” Jones said when asked if he had anything to say to the court.
Acting Chief Magistrate Douglas Frederick placed Jones on a bond for three months to keep the peace after he explained to the court that he was a bit short on cash and could not pay a fine “because I had to get things in order for school for my children”.
Frederick, who said he understood Jones’ predicament warned him to stay away from illicit drugs.
If found in breach of the bond, the magistrate warned Jones, he would have to spend one month at HMP Dodds.
“I will gladly accept it Sir,” the accused man replied, telling the magistrate, “guarantee it will not be breached, I will put my neck on the block”.