Jones guilty

Accused man puts his neck on the block

courtJunior 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”.

3 Responses to Jones guilty

  1. Kwame Weekes
    Kwame Weekes September 8, 2016 at 8:22 am

    3 months to keep the peace for having $10 in marijuana 3 years ago??? Where does ‘keeping the peace’ come into play here? Why did such a ridiculous case even take so long? How did it even make it to the court. They’re police who would simply make persons throw that amount away. No need to waste the court’s time on such petty issues.

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    • Jay Bostic
      Jay Bostic September 8, 2016 at 9:02 am

      since he hasn’t been back infront the judge for 3 years i think its safe to say he has been keeping the peace

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    • Samud Ali
      Samud Ali September 8, 2016 at 9:28 am

      did he ever not keep the peace?

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