Teen to perform community service

A Christ Church teen who says he is “just at home” on a daily basis now has 140 hours of community service to occupy his time.

Eighteen-year-old Liam Oneal Lord of Bartlett Tenantry, Sargeant’s Village was found with $10 worth of cannabis in his possession on August 19.

He was walking in the community when he was stopped by police who searched him and found the illegal substance in his boxers.

“I know them illegal,” he told the police at the time.

Appearing in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court recently, Lord told Magistrate Douglas Frederick: “I don’t smoke weed the whole day. I just be home. I don’t have no reason to smoke.”

Lord, who did not complete his secondary school education, said he was looking for a job.

“Anything to keep me off the road, it doesn’t matter what job,” he said.

After hearing his story, the magistrate described the teenager as a ship without a rudder but told him he was in the right place to get help from the professionals.

Lord was then handed over to a probation officer who conducted an interview with the young man and suggested that he perform community service.

“Do it well and you will not get a conviction against your name,” Frederick told Lord, who currently has a clean record.

He returns to court on November 17 when the magistrate will get an update on his community service.

3 Responses to Teen to perform community service

  1. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce August 23, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Community Service no back to School.

    Reply
  2. Linda Freeman
    Linda Freeman August 23, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    Not condoning his behavior, but sad that this young man was charged for $10.00 worth of herb, and a container full landed and not a soul has been held accountable….

    Reply
  3. jay don August 24, 2017 at 6:35 am

    so far $10 dollars worth of weed gave him 140 hours of work?? On top of that you put the young mans pic in the paper? isn’t that illegal? Don’t they have laws that protect children from that sort of thing?

    Reply

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