‘Biggest mistake’

marshall blames his friend for $5 bag of drugs

COURT TODAY BLOCKMaron Marlo Marshall blamed his friend for ending up in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court today.

Marshall, 25, of St Patricks, Christ Church pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis, as well as having apparatus for the use of cannabis when he appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick.

He explained to the court that he had not left home with the drugs, but had received it from a friend while on his way to Rockley, Christ Church.

“I am sorry for what I did and it will never happen again. It was the biggest mistake and I never should have done it,” Marshall lamented.

After asking the first-time offender if he rather pay a fine or do community service, Marshall opted to pay the fine.

However, he asked the magistrate for some time to come up with the money.

Frederick then fined him $300 in two weeks, with an alternative of two weeks in prison for possession, and reprimanded and discharged him for having the apparatus.

The magistrate also told him that no conviction would be recorded against him.

The court had earlier heard from Sergeant Martin Rock that Marshall was spotted by an island constable sitting on Rockley Beach.

He was observed pulling a substance from his pocket and when approached by the island constable, he consented to a search.

That search revealed the drugs in his right pants pocket, while the wrappers were found in a red container.

The drugs weighed one gramme, with a street value of $5.

6 Responses to ‘Biggest mistake’

  1. Astral Macalesher
    Astral Macalesher March 10, 2016 at 7:16 am

    So is it illegal to have wrappers??

  2. Buddy Love
    Buddy Love March 10, 2016 at 7:53 am

    At least the magistrate was sensible enough to not to record a conviction against him and fine him an acceptable fine

    • Sonia Romain
      Sonia Romain March 10, 2016 at 1:37 pm

      Plus he admit his mistake, he didn’t waste the court time, he apologize and still ask the magistrate for time to pay the fine and I admired the accuse for that.

  3. Jus me March 10, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Yes .Its illegal for whatever they say is illegal.

    AND AMERICA just made it LEGAL in about every state.
    CANADA om the way to doing so.

    Cigarettes are killers and known addictive.
    Booze is a killer .
    Sugar is even more addictive than cocaine.
    our LAW ABIDING Government get BIG MONEY from us for leaving them as legal.

    We grow sugar,why we dont LEGALLY grow WEED?
    BRAND IT, and sell it to the States and Canada and any other country where it can be used legally.
    It will be soon by someone else, if we dont take the initiative.

    Some chance.
    That would mean we would have a Politician with foresight.

  4. Angela Maria
    Angela Maria March 10, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Wrappers illegal now??? Dwl…wtf

  5. Shelly Ross
    Shelly Ross March 10, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    The Springer girl in the wrapper issue got treated worst than this and she only refused to pick up garbage. lol!


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