Mascoll held with cocaine apparatus

A 39-year-old man, of no fixed place of abode, will call HMP Dodds his home for the next six months.

Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant imposed the half-year sentence on Marston Owen Mascoll after he pleaded guilty to possession of an apparatus for the use of cocaine.

Prosecuting Sergeant Cameron Gibbons told the magistrate that lawmen were on Wellington Street, The City, when they saw Mascoll pushing a trolley containing household items. He was stopped and after consenting to a search, he threw a bottle on the ground which contained residue, suspected to be an illegal substance.

Asked to account for the bottle, the prosecutor said Mascoll had told the police that he “used it to hit a little dope”.

When asked by the magistrate Monday whether he had anything to say Mascoll said, “I would like to know if I cannot get community service or get placed on a bond?”

Based on his convictions, the Cuffy-Sargeant replied saying, “no, you cannot”.

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