Apologetic teen to be sentenced later this year

COURT TODAY BLOCKA fourth form student who said he was introduced to marijuana at school last year, will be sentenced later this year after admitting to having a small quantity of the drug over the weekend.

The Halls Road, St Michael resident went before Acting Chief Magistrate Douglas Frederick yesterday and when asked about his drug habit said he started using weed last year when someone gave him some outside his classroom.

Sergeant Martin Rock told the District ‘A’ Magistrate Court that police saw the teen riding along St Michael’s Row on Saturday. After they stopped him, he began acting suspiciously so they requested a search. He consented and lawmen found a greaseproof wrapping in the waistband of his boxers.

It is his first offence.

When Frederick queried whether the youngster had been taught about drugs at school, he responded that he had been told to “keep away from drugs”.

The teen, who said he intended to become a soldier to protect his country, told the court he was “very sorry” for using drugs.

“You know soldiers are sometimes called upon to help eradicate drugs? They have to go through gullies and so on looking for drugs? You can’t be in drugs and fighting against drugs,” Frederick advised.

After the magistrate advised the young man to stop using drugs so he could maximize his full potential, he ordered a presentencing report on the youth, who returns to court on November 25.

3 Responses to Apologetic teen to be sentenced later this year

  1. Junior Knight
    Junior Knight August 30, 2016 at 9:43 am

    This is news? Living in stone ages.

  2. jrsmith August 30, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    He needs a good telling of I can see that coming from the Magistrate sending him away with a clean record.. watch this space………

  3. Joy August 30, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    I hope the people who complain when the police hold a man with just one spliff understand why it is necessary to do so and send the correct message to youth that this is not a path for them to be going down. Dealers only care about money and if they can hook them early they have a guaranteed money supply for life. His parents may be struggling to buy back to school supplies but he’s spending scarce resources to make the weed man richer.


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