No Christmas break for dope addict

A desperate plea by Gary Dimitri Riley to let him spend Christmas with his family fell on deaf ears as Magistrate Douglas Frederick remanded him to HMP Dodds for the next 28 days for possessing cocaine paraphernalia.

The 30-year-old Riley, of no fixed place of abode, was arrested on Nelson Street, The City on Saturday for having a small glass bottle containing cocaine residue.

“Officer, it is my pipe. I does smoke dope. Give me a break, I want to stay home with my mother for Christmas,” he reportedly told the officer who arrested him.

Even as he pleaded guilty, he repeated his appeal, this time to the magistrate, and asked for help to overcome his addiction.

However, Frederick, after taking a look at Riley’s previous convictions, concluded that the accused was not ready to change.

Riley fought back, telling the magistrate while he wanted to be convicted, he was prepared to do what was necessary to kick the drug habit.

“Yes Sir, I am willing,” Riley said, but added, “I want to get a conviction because I want to get back to my life.”

He is expected to know his fate on January 8 when he returns to the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.

5 Responses to No Christmas break for dope addict

  1. Omar Clarke
    Omar Clarke December 12, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Lol this man is kill me yc

    Reply
  2. Leia Bispham
    Leia Bispham December 13, 2017 at 12:15 am

    Death ears?

    Reply
  3. Tammy Taitt
    Tammy Taitt December 13, 2017 at 7:48 am

    LOL “fell on death ears” No Barbados Today. Deaf guys. Deaf.

    Reply
    • Kearn Williams
      Kearn Williams December 13, 2017 at 8:55 am

      Tell ’em. They usually print the wrong thing

      Reply
  4. Pookies December 15, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Oh dear poor Gary. Ah feel fa ya .

    Reply

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