Man fined $5,000 for growing weed

A 32-year-old St Michael man was Thursday fined $5,000 for cultivating marijuana in his backyard.

Edward Ricardo Kellman, of Number 32, Lodge Terrace, pleaded guilty when he appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the No.2 District ‘A’ Criminal Court to growing the illegal drug on July 27, 2017.

Kellman also pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis and trafficking the controlled drug.

In outlining the facts of the case, Sergeant Cameron Gibbons told the court that police conducted a search of the accused’s home on the day in question and found one marijuana plant growing in a pot, as well as several others in a fish tank in the backyard.

On the cultivation charge, the first time offender was ordered to pay a fine in seven months or face 12 months in prison. He was reprimanded and discharged for the other offences, but is required to return to court on February 28, 2018.

7 Responses to Man fined $5,000 for growing weed

  1. Jai Khan
    Jai Khan July 28, 2017 at 12:15 am

    So if a 32 year old man get charged, why have you published a picture of his father. …he could never be 32…de devil is a liar!

  2. Denise Blackman
    Denise Blackman July 28, 2017 at 12:27 am

    32 yrs.. error, seriously!!

  3. Carson Thompson
    Carson Thompson July 28, 2017 at 12:38 am

    so you saying that he look 52 not 32 ?

  4. Saga Boy July 28, 2017 at 6:44 am

    Maybe he was growing weed for 32 years!

  5. Tammy Brathwaite July 28, 2017 at 8:19 am

    Saga Boy, you’re killing me!! LMAO!!

  6. KKM July 28, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Lol dem mix up d address wit d age.. #32 lodge rd

  7. John Everatt July 28, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    $5000 for one or two plants? Come on – His fish were sick so he was feeding them weed medicinally. As for the one in the pot, that was just in case the one in the fish tank died so that he had a backup to feed his sick fish.


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