Vendor has a month to stave off prison stay

A 29-year-old vendor has four weeks to pay the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court a $2,000 fine for drug offences.

If Hezron Joseph Williams, of Mason Hall Street, St Michael does not pay the money, he will have to spend six months in prison.

He pleaded guilty to possession, possession with intent to supply and possession of a trafficable quantity of cannabis Friday, hours after he was caught with the illegal drugs.

Police had received information and ventured earlier in the day to Cheapside Market, where Williams was found.

Lawmen requested a search, which he agreed to, and the drugs, contained in 80 greaseproof wrappings and 33 transparent Ziploc bags, were found inside the boxer shorts he was wearing.

Asked to account for the drugs, Williams simply admitted knowledge and ownership.

In the dock Friday, he told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant: “I have nothing to say.”

It was then that she imposed the fine for the trafficking charge. He must pay that by June 28 to avoid the jail term.

Williams was reprimanded and discharged on the other offences.

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