Good luck Hinds

Judge pleased with drug addict's results in programme

COURT TODAY BLOCKMagistrate Douglas Frederick wished a self-confessed cocaine addict “all the best” today, after the court heard that Narie Leslie Hinds was “doing very well” at Verdun House.

Hinds was charged with entering Major Distributors Incorporated between September 19 and 21, 2013 and stealing $224.50 worth of items.

He had asked the court for a chance to come off drugs after being a hardened addict for several years.

When Hinds’ case came up for hearing today, the court received an update from a Verdun House representative who said the organization was “satisfied with his improvement”.

Permission was sought from the court for Hinds to enrol in Phase 2 of Verdun’s Drug Rehabilitation programme.

“I have no hesitation in letting him go on to the second phase,” Magistrate Frederick responded. “I have always said that if you all can turn him around, then you all are capable of performing miracles . . . and it seems as though you are performing miracles up there.”

The magistrate reminded Hinds that it is “an on-going process” and wished him success.

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