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Not suitable for community service

courtA drug accused electrician, who was referred to the Probation Office yesterday to be interviewed for community service, did not get the news today he was probably hoping to hear.

When 36-year-old Gregory Codrington reappeared before District ‘A’ Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant, the magistrate told him that the probation department did not deem him to be a suitable candidate for community service, due to the fact that he was facing other drug charges in another court.

Codrington, of Bannister Land, Martindales Road, St Michael, therefore returns to court on Friday for sentencing on charges of unlawful possession and possession with intent to supplying cannabis.

Yesterday, he pleaded guilty to the offence which occurred on November 27, 2016.

One Response to Not suitable for community service

  1. Andy November 30, 2016 at 7:18 am

    Are the authorities saying they cannot find a community project that this person could be involved in? There is lots of grass on the highway needing to be cleared… Community service means in my opinion to give something to the community. If he goes to Dodds he will be taking away fro the community. The fact that he has other issues before the court and he is not considered an immediate threat to the same community, why can’t he do the “Community Service”?
    We never seem to look for the benefits of a system.

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