Wayne George of Wotten Waven pleaded guilty on Thursday morning of possession of marijuana and was ordered to pay $2,000 by September 11 or spend six months in prison
He will also pay $8,000 by the end of September or spend seven months behind bars on the charge of possession of marijuana with intent to supply. The sentences will run concurrently.
Magistrate Evalina Baptist presided over the proceedings.
According to the facts of the matter, police were patrolling the Fond Baron area on April 14 and intercepted a car with two male occupants. The authorities performed a search and a white plastic bag containing 1,389 grams of cannabis was found on the floor of the car.
When questioned about the content, George responded, “My marijuana for me to smoke I have there.”
Police estimated the substance to have a street value of $3,059.
Before sentencing, Magistrate Baptist heard from defense counsel Peter Alleyne who pleased for leniency. Alleyne pointed out that the defendant was a vegetable farmer in Wotten Waven, gave no problems to the police and had two young children.
The defendant was convicted for a similar offence seven years ago.
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