$800 fine for vendor who tried to eat cannabis

A 53-year-old vendor who tried to eat the cannabis he had in his possession when he saw police, has been given time to accumulate $800 to pay a fine.

Junifer Linguard Lewis of Ground Floor, Nelson Street, St Michael must pay up no later than December 15.

According to information provided by the court prosecutor, Lewis was on a City road when he spotted police heading in his direction and began to fidget. He then ran, which caused the lawmen to chase him. When the police apprehended Lewis, the cannabis was found in his mouth.

“I know I had that with me and I run and try to eat it,” he told police at the time.

Lewis was charged on August 16, 2016 and had denied committing the offence, but only recently had a change of heart and pleaded guilty.

When he returned before the No. 2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday for sentencing, he apologized for his actions.

“Ma’am, I sorry that that happen. I asking for a chance. It was not a big amount,” Lewis told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant who pointed out that he was given a chance when he pleaded guilty in June 2015 to a similar offence.

“You told me then to go long and I went long,” said Lewis.

He will spend three months at HMP Dodds if he fails to pay the fine within the stipulated time.

One Response to $800 fine for vendor who tried to eat cannabis

  1. JAMMAS August 18, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    YA SHOULD ALWAYS HAVE A DRINK AT HAND TO WASH IT DOWN…

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