Unemployed man fined $5,000

An unemployed man may have to go job hunting in order to pay a $5,000 fine imposed on him Thursday.

If Jamar Rene Andre Thornhill of Jordan’s Land, Farnum Road, Deacons Road, St Michael fails to come up with the money, he will spend 12 months in prison.

Thornhill pleaded guilty before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant to possession, possession with intent to supply and possession of a trafficable quantity of cannabis.

The illicit substance was found when police executed a search warrant at his residence earlier Thursday.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Cameron Gibbons said two transparent plastic bags with the drug were found in Thornhill’s wardrobe and more of it was found in a bottle on a ledge.

Thornhill told the magistrate that he had the cannabis for medicinal purposes as prescribed medication left him struggling with side effects.

He said someone had given him the substance, which weighed 324 grammes and had an estimated street value of $1,620.

“Someone just gave you that generous amount?” a baffled Cuffy-Sargeant questioned.

“Yes,” Thornhill replied. “I didn’t know the value. The person said it does help.”

The magistrate then imposed the fine, which Thornhill must pay on or before January 19 next year to avoid jail time.

8 Responses to Unemployed man fined $5,000

  1. James Amlighty
    James Amlighty June 23, 2017 at 6:27 am

    When you fine an unemployed wannabe drug dealer $500.00 what is he going to do to get the money?… just asking?…

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    • Natasha Belgrave
      Natasha Belgrave June 23, 2017 at 8:38 am

      I was saying ,and when he can’t pay it he will have the alternative of a jail sentence, could have just jail him one time and done

      Reply
  2. Sam Clarke June 23, 2017 at 9:09 am

    NOW HE WILL REALLY HAVE TO SELL DRUGS, UNLESS SINCKLER BAIL HIM OUT.

    Reply
  3. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba June 23, 2017 at 9:11 am

    SO IF HE CAN’T COME UP WITH THE MONEY, 1 YEAR IN JAIL HUMMMMMMMM IF SO IT WOULD TAKE MORE THAN 5000.00 $ TO FEED HIM ALONE…..

    Reply
  4. Chari Wallin
    Chari Wallin June 23, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Might as well ask for 5 billion…. smh….

    Reply
  5. Come on ppl June 23, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Wunna think that a drug dealer don’t have $5,000, then wunna crazy. Most drug dealers living better than working folks. He be put in no time.

    Reply
  6. The Negrocrat June 23, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    In 2017, a man will be turned into a criminal for having weed.

    Reply
  7. BoBoTheClown June 24, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Might not be turned into a Criminal for having weed ,but instead should be lauded for selling it to your children might steal their money to buy his weed.It is illegal and until it becomes legal ,the law should be fully respected and or upheld.

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