Gas attendant caught wearing camouflage

COURT TODAY BLOCKGas attendant, Stacy Olivia Newton, was handed just over $1,300 in fines after appearing in a Bridgetown court today and pleading guilty to three charges.

Newton, who lives at Jordans Road, Belleplaine, St Andrew, was charged for wearing an item of camouflage clothing, possession of a small amount of cannabis and having an ice-pick.

The offences were committed yesterday.

Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant, presiding in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court, fined Newton $750 forthwith or two months in prison on the first offence. That fine was paid.

On the other two, Newton has another month in which to come up with $300 on each count or she will have to spend two months behind bars.

The court heard from the prosecutor that police were patrolling along the Cave Hill, St Michael when they saw Newton standing talking with someone. She was wearing a camouflage cap at the time.

When the police pointed out that wearing it was an offence, the woman said she did not know it was illegal.

Sergeant Janice Ifill further told the court that it was during the same conversation when Newton dropped something from her left hand.

The officers retrieved it and found a transparent bag with four wrappings of marijuana inside. It weighed 0.9 grammes.

When Newton was searched, lawmen came across a bulky object in her jacket pocket, which turned out to be an

In accounting for having the weapon in a public place, Newton explained that she keeps it for her protection as she works late at night.

20 Responses to Gas attendant caught wearing camouflage

  1. Jeff Marshall
    Jeff Marshall March 1, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Smh she’s can’t be serious.
    Start wrong you’re going t end wrong

  2. Morgan Winter
    Morgan Winter March 1, 2016 at 9:14 am


    • Nicholas Brathwaite
      Nicholas Brathwaite March 1, 2016 at 9:33 am

      Agreed… but it is still a law.

    • Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
      Cherylann Bourne-Hayes March 1, 2016 at 9:44 am

      Agreed. It need to updated. Just not wear the camoflague that the defence force is wearing or do not allow for full camo that may look like a uniform. Who can mistake a person wearing a camo bikini or one piece for the military. This goes for the various colors as well.

  3. Joel C. Payne
    Joel C. Payne March 1, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Who wears a “camp bikini” to work?

  4. Vic Victor
    Vic Victor March 1, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Come on man. That law needs to be amended. One of the most ridiculous laws in existence

  5. Arte Maria Benn
    Arte Maria Benn March 1, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Huge respect to this magistrate for those fine amounts!! thank you for recognizing the flaws…

    truth is, the girl is being punished for being stupid, nothing nmore!!

  6. Dario K Alleyne
    Dario K Alleyne March 1, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Stupse bim and these prehistoric laws tho. .

  7. Matthew Furby Dan Spooner
    Matthew Furby Dan Spooner March 1, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Well gurly job lost now smh

  8. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley March 1, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    This is 2016, time this camouflage law was scrapped

  9. Honey Gram
    Honey Gram March 1, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Job lost fa what?

  10. Honey Gram
    Honey Gram March 1, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    She do a crime,theif r rob?stupz

  11. Glenda Marshall March 1, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    That is so stupid years ago before I entered the U S A some ppl robbed a bank wearing camouflage since all those years ago they still with that about it being illegal stuppppes

  12. Mhizz Joan Moore
    Mhizz Joan Moore March 1, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    laws are laws,if ya let everybody wear what them want the next thing ya know ,ya cant tell who is police or who is soldier

  13. Damian. March 1, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    laws are laws,if ya let everybody wear what them want the next thing ya know ,ya cant tell who is police or who is soldier

    I could never understand this argument here’s why. Soldiers are to defend a country and police are to police the citizen, this is why you see police with solders. sooooooo how could individuals dressed in camouflage be a threat they would need a police wouldnt them.

  14. Candice Elenor
    Candice Elenor March 1, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Can’t even my camouflage tights in Bim….chaaaa

  15. Claire Rudder
    Claire Rudder March 1, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Roll my eyes out loud!


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