Labourer apologizes for having ‘spliff’

A 28-year-old labourer, who admitted to having $35 worth of cannabis in his possession, has agreed to undergo drug rehabilitation.

Police were on patrol in New Orleans, The City, when they stopped Adrian Miguel Louis and requested a search.

The illegal substance, which was in the form of loose vegetable matter, was found in a plastic bag, which the No. 11, Kensington Lodge, Passage Road, St Michael resident was carrying.

“That is a little spliff officer that I had to smoke,” Louis told police when asked to account for the drug.

Today he apologized for having the illegal substance while admitting that “I have a smoking habit”.

Asked by Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant whether he wanted professional help for his addiction, Louis said he was willing if the court wanted him to.

However, Cuffy-Sargeant told him “you have to want it for yourself,” even as she informed him that he would be subjected to random drug testing.

“No problem. Yes, I will try,” he responded.

A pre sentencing report will also be conducted into Louis’ life in preparation for his next court date on April 6.

In the meantime, he has been released on $1,500 bail.

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