Drug addict begs for help

A 46-year-old man was today transferred from HMP Dodds to the Psychiatric Hospital for an assessment, after he admitted that he was hooked on coke and begged for help to quit the dangerous habit.

Darwin Delvin Neblett of 2nd Avenue, Thomas Gap, President Kennedy Drive, St Michael pleaded guilty to having apparatus intended for the use of cocaine on April 7.

According to the facts read by police prosecutor Station Sergeant Neville Reid, lawmen were on duty along Fontabelle, St Michael, just outside Kensington Oval, when they spotted Neblett. They stopped him because he was wanted in connection with another matter.

But before taking him into custody, a search was conducted of his person and a small bottle, which had an opened end with wire mesh attached, was found in his back pocket.

Asked to account for the drug paraphernalia, Neblett said: “That is my pipe. I have a serious drug problem.”

Appearing before Magistrate Douglas Frederick for a second time after spending 28 days on remand at the
St Philip penal institution, Neblett again admitted to his drug addiction.

“At 46 years, first time I have been in jail. I am asking, Sir . . . for some help, some rehab,” requested the man, who admitted that he got hooked on cocaine because he was “misled by so-called friends”.

His sister, who was in the court, told the magistrate that her brother only became a hardcore user recently.

“He was not 100 per cent into the drugs, but a couple of months ago he got there. I do not know what caused it but it surprised me. He was smoking marijuana but just started the hard stuff just about two years ago,” the woman said.

The magistrate then informed Neblett that if he was serious about rehab, he would first have to be remanded to the Psychiatric Hospital for three weeks to be assessed for a drug rehabilitation programme.

“Yes, please, Sir. I will go,” he quickly replied.

Neblett will return to court on May 24.

9 Responses to Drug addict begs for help

  1. Kimberly Puckering
    Kimberly Puckering May 4, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Lala Neblett

  2. Alex Alleyne May 4, 2017 at 9:24 am

    “HE was not 100 per cent into drugs ,but a couple of months ago he got there. I don’t know what caused it , but it surprised me. HE WAS SMOKING MARIJUANA BUT JUST STARTED THE HARD STUFF ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO”. He we see that “Weed is a starter drug”.
    All those who talking about making the weed LEGAL should think again. IT IS A BAD AS RUM. You men should take all that money you spend on drugs home to your girl friend to help with the Children and SAVE for EDUCATION.

    • red May 4, 2017 at 11:59 pm

      his starter drug may have been cigarettes though.

      he was smoking weed for years and only recently tried coke. slowest gateway.

      if weed was a gateway drug, how many people in the world would not be doing coke? think before you speak.

  3. Sherry-ann Mayers
    Sherry-ann Mayers May 4, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Drugs are bad ,it ends your dreams of achieving a successful lifestyle

  4. Mazie Taylor
    Mazie Taylor May 4, 2017 at 10:56 am

    See he escalated from mari to coke No legalized marijuana in Barbados.The health services can’t handle anymore.

    • red May 5, 2017 at 12:01 am

      marijuana is illegal and is very easy to acquire. legalisation may restrict access the same way it works for alcohol or cigarettes.

  5. Sophia Denmar
    Sophia Denmar May 4, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    No wild pair would get him loose….

  6. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce May 4, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    The same energy used to take drugs, use the same self will to stop.


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