Carpenter ordered to pay drug fine

A 36-year-old carpenter has two months to pay a $750 court fine.

If Dwayne Irvin Calderon, of Lot 2E, North Close, Wildley, St Michael, fails to do so, he will have to spend two months in jail.

The fine was imposed by Magistrate Douglas Frederick
after Calderon pleaded guilty in the No. 1 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court to having $15 worth of cannabis in his possession on January 17.

The illegal drug was found in the door panel of his car after he consented to a police search, while at Sugar Bay Beach, Hastings, Christ Church.

“The weed is mine,” he allegedly told the officers at the time, when asked to account for the cannabis.

However, his attorney Mohia Ma’at told the magistrate today that his client was “very sorry” for his actions. The lawyer also appealed for a lenient sentence given that Calderon had “fully cooperated with police and had not wasted judicial time”.

In response, Frederick pointed out that Calderon had several run-ins with the law for drug offences; had been slapped with several fines and had also been given several suspended sentences.

“He will soon run out of chances,” the magistrate warned, as he imposed yet another fine on Calderon.

4 Responses to Carpenter ordered to pay drug fine

  1. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn January 18, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    It pays a man to have 500 pounds of marijuana than to $15 worth.

  2. jrsmith January 19, 2018 at 7:02 am

    Another dam idiot………. Courts are too lenient he may not have the money to pay the fine but, he will find the lawyer’s fee…..fool….

  3. Bajan USA January 19, 2018 at 8:17 am

    White collar and political criminal getting a free pass for stealing ten of millions of dollars while a little weed can get a poor carpenter lock up. Barbados is pushing all of us to break the laws because the rich can do what ever they want and get away with it.

  4. Mark Rosmar January 19, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Anecdotes and slurs ain’t cutting it. The police and CPS have to act on evidence – everything else is rubbish, emotion or hearsay. You do the crime you take your chances.


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