Inniss to spend six months in prison

A 48-year-old man, of no fixed place of abode, will be able to call HMP Dodds his home for the next six months.

Magistrate Douglas Frederick handed down the sentence to Sydwin Antonio Inniss today after he pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and apparatus for the misuse of the drug.

According to Station Sergeant Neville Reid, lawmen were on patrol along Suttle Street, St Michael when they observed Inniss sitting in a wooden structure in the area of the Sanitation Service Authority.

As they approached they realized that he had a small bottle in one hand near his mouth with an ignited lighter at the bottom.

When they identified themselves, he dropped the drug paraphernalia and it was recovered.

“That is my pipe,” he told police at the time. A further search found the bottle contained two crystalline rocks stuck in a wire mesh fitted to the bottle.

“I was jus dey smoking my dope man,” he said when asked to account for the drug in his possession.

Today Inniss told the magistrate he began using the illegal substance back in school whenever he was feeling depressed.

Since then he had tried to kick the habit by going to the Psychiatric Hospital. However, Inniss said he was now hearing about Verdun House, but the magistrate explained that he did not qualify for that programme.

He was therefore sentenced for the cocaine offence and convicted, reprimanded and discharged on the apparatus charge.

8 Responses to Inniss to spend six months in prison

  1. Bernard Mccollin
    Bernard Mccollin December 28, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    These peope.needs help not jail. Its a waste of tax money seems like enjoy sending people to DODDS, never heard Glendary mentioned somuch back in the day

  2. Kim Went
    Kim Went December 28, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    Free food and accommodation for 6 months

  3. Cheryl Carter
    Cheryl Carter December 28, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Some of these persons refuse help. Until possession of drug paraphernalia is no longer a crime, break the law and suffer the consequences.

  4. Joan Crawford
    Joan Crawford December 29, 2017 at 12:58 am

    He now come out of jail maybe 4 months now I see him in town a lot. This is just a complete waste because these guys will do it over and over again.

  5. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce December 29, 2017 at 7:16 am

    New Address Should Be Jenkins.

  6. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn December 29, 2017 at 7:18 am

    Jail is not the right place for these people.

  7. spookie December 29, 2017 at 9:36 am

    you mean fa tell me them officers could not make a judgement cal and not waste the court time or burdening taxpayers with that bill all he was doing is hitting a dope take it away destroy it . that guy needs help not jail

  8. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow December 29, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    It’s rather unfortunate that a Nation who pride themself as intelligent , then demonstrate through it’s justice system which seems archaic, that cannot differentiate between those who in it’s population needs help not consistent imprisonment….


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