Grant pleads guilty to two charges

A 34-year-old general worker has pleaded guilty in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court to drug and handling charges.

Kody Kemar Grant, of Brighton Terrace, Black Rock, St Michael, was found with $90 worth of cannabis on December 3, while sitting with another man, near a shed, in the area of Club Future.

“Gimme a little break officer,” Grant told the officer at the time.

However, Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant imposed a $1,000 fine on Grant, which must be paid on or before January 26. If he fails to pay the amount he will spend six months at HMP Dodds.

In the meantime, the accused man has also owned up to a three-year-old charge of dishonestly receiving a stolen cellular phone belonging to Samiya Moseley, sometime between October 8 and 23, 2014.

Moseley reported the electronic device missing back in October 2014 and investigations led to another man who indicated that he brought the device from Grant.

Grant in turn told the police that a Jamaican man who owed him money gave him the phone, which he then sold.

Today, he told the magistrate that he had pleaded guilty because he did not want to waste the court’s time.

“I am sorry. The man owed me money for two shirts and he was going back to Jamaica. I sell the Guyanese man the phone because I really wanted the money. I did not know it was stolen. I could work to pay back for the phone,” Grant said.

However a restitution order was issued for the phone, which has been in police custody, to be returned to Moseley.

The magistrate also handed down an eight month suspended sentence to Grant.

If he is found guilty of any crime within the next year he will spend that time at HMP Dodds.

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