Recovering drug addict gets leniency

A self-professed recovering drug addict got a lucky break today when he appeared in the No.1 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court charged with possession of a dangerous weapon and possession of cocaine paraphernalia.

Anthony Elislo Rogers, 51, of Fairfield Cross Road, Tudor Bridge pleaded guilty to both offences, which occurred on January 1, 2018.

In outlining the facts of the case, the prosecutor said that on the day in question, Rogers was spotted by police, in the middle of the street, shouting and using abusive language. A subsequent body search turned up a ten-inch knife, as well as the drug apparatus.

However, Rogers begged Magistrate Douglas Frederick not to put him in prison, arguing that he was on the verge of turning his life around and that his incapacitated mother needed his help at home.

“I don’t want to go to prison, I have a job Sir, and I am not smoking like before. My mother can’t really do anything for herself, so I have to be there to help her,” he pleaded.

Noting that Rogers had not been in trouble with the law since 2009, Fredericks opted to convict, reprimand and discharge the accused on the matter pertaining to the knife. He also placed him on a six-month bond to keep the peace.

Failure to comply with the order would result in him spending three months in prison.

9 Responses to Recovering drug addict gets leniency

  1. Jai Khan
    Jai Khan January 3, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    Let me bypass reading the article and imagine that the column says he is 63. Any bet!!

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  2. Veronica Wiggins
    Veronica Wiggins January 3, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    Eggie…. Long time no see…… keep the peace bro.

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  3. Sean Obadiah Kneel
    Sean Obadiah Kneel January 3, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Well I’m glad that the system didn’t hold him down. Maybe this is the recovery that he needs. The ten inch knife really shows where he’s coming from. Especially with the number of deaths by gun. Much respect to that man he lived through a lot. Philippians 4:13. One love.

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  4. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow January 4, 2018 at 12:20 am

    Keep on trucking

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  5. MArk Anthony
    MArk Anthony January 4, 2018 at 3:29 am

    A knife can only be considered a deadly weapon when it is used as such.

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  6. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce January 4, 2018 at 5:52 am

    Wait…….. quick question wunna release Contone?

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  7. Donild Trimp January 4, 2018 at 9:46 am

    A thinking Magistrate at last.

    Appropriate sentence given the circumstances.

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  8. Yvonne Sealy
    Yvonne Sealy January 4, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Aggy , I tired telling you to behave. I like I have to put a lash in your behind next time I see you…. Not a bad fella but pull yourself together mannnnn

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  9. Yvonne Sealy
    Yvonne Sealy January 4, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Not a bad fella, just could be a bit disgusting when ready…. More froth than beer most times…

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