Bartender owns up to spliff

courtTwo men appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today on separate drug charges.

However, while Wade Odain Harewood, 30, of Licorish Village, My Lords Hill, St Michael pleaded guilty to his offence, Mark Graham Seale, also 30, of Lot 1, Bagatelle, St Thomas, denied the charge brought against him.

According to the facts presented by police prosecutor Sergeant Janice Ifill, Harewood was working as a bartender at Kensington Oval on December 4 when he was seen by a security guard smoking a cigarette that smelled like marijuana.

He was detained and subsequently handed over to police.

Asked to account for the illegal substance, he allegedly said: “That is my spliff, no disrespect.”

Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant has imposed an $850 fine on Harewood who must pay the court in a month’s time. Failure to do so will result in him spending six weeks behind bars at HMP Dodds.

In the meantime, Seale told the No. 2 District ‘A’ Criminal Court he was not guilty of possession of cannabis.

With no objections to bail from the police prosecutor, he was released on $2,000 with one surety.

Seale returns to court on March 9, 2017.

6 Responses to Bartender owns up to spliff

  1. Imperialdohn
    Imperialdohn December 6, 2016 at 9:05 am


  2. Michael Waltress
    Michael Waltress December 6, 2016 at 9:13 am

    seriously? For a joint?

  3. Lennox Hunte
    Lennox Hunte December 6, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Wow this still going on in 2016…peoples need to wake up.

  4. Alex Alleyne December 6, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Now this is the foolishness that is put before the court. Wast of maned hours and tax payers money … “For A SPLIFF”, and you guys got men walking about that murder people and smiling.

  5. jrsmith December 6, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Black people in the (USA) is been locked up for as many as 30 years for just having few joints…. this we saw in a documentary on a channel in the ( UK ) called (VICE)….

  6. anthony durant December 6, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    How can he let a guard detained him.. stupee. And if the police want to unhold the law all over the city area their is illegal protitition .


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