Drug charge cuts into barber’s wages

A 43-year-old barber had to shave off $1,000 of his earnings Monday after admitting to several drug charges.

But that’s not all. Duaine Gregory Ellis of Codrington Road, St Michael also has until August 25 to pay the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court another $3,500 fine.

According to police prosecutor Sergeant Vernon Waithe, lawmen executed a search warrant at Ellis’ home yesterday, and while nothing illegal was found in the house, eight potted marijuana plants were discovered in the backyard. Asked to account for them, Ellis admitted knowledge and ownership of the plants which were three feet tall, weighed approximately 0.7 kilogrammes and had a $3,000 estimated street value.

He was charged with possession, possession with intent to supply, possession of a trafficable quantity of cannabis, and cultivation.

Attorney Marlon Gordon who represented Ellis told Magistrate Graveney Bannister in the District ‘A’ Traffic Court that his client was not known to the law courts and had the drug for his own use.

After hearing the facts and the lawyer’s arguments, Bannister ordered that Ellis pay the court $1,000 forthwith on the possession with intent to supply charge or spend 100 days in jail. The money was paid.

The $3,500 fine was imposed on the possession charge which must be paid on or before the stipulated date if he wants to avoid spending three months in jail.

Ellis was then granted bail in the sum of $5,000, which he secured with one surety.

3 Responses to Drug charge cuts into barber’s wages

  1. Chickens coming home to Roost August 1, 2017 at 6:36 am

    This man has also been running a drugs trafficking racket fromUS This barber has been importing drugs from the US and Jamaica.

    Drugs sent in Candles via DHL from the US over the last several years on weekly shipments.

    Swallowed pellets are brought in from Jamaica weekly using drug mules.

    This has also gone in for several years.

    He will have no problem paying his fines as he uses his Barbershop as a front for his drug activities.

    Also a US criminal deportee for murder and drugs selling.

  2. jrsmith August 1, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    This is so funny Mr, Ellis , dont care big smirk on his face……… you will see the real outcome…….who will have the last laugh….

    • Jonah Banks August 2, 2017 at 6:55 am

      I agree


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