Forty-four year old Angela Giraudel of Tarish Pit and her son Steve Dorival were arrested for cultivation of six cannabis trees at Tarish Pit.
The two appeared before Magistrate Candia George Thursday morning.
Giraudel pleaded guilty to the charges and the matter was dropped against Dorival.
According to the prosecution, members of the task force and the canine unit were on duty at Tarish Pit when an officer noticed some trees at the back of Giraudel’s house while conducting a search on the property.
When asked about the trees, the defendant reportedly told police, “officer when we smoke and it have seeds we just throwing them there and it growing.”
The trees were uprooted and the mother was arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis.
Attorney-at-law Peter Alleyne who represented the accused, told the court that they should not place a heavy financial burden on his client because of hard economic times. According to him, she should be made to apologize to the court and the officers since she was caught with such a small quantity of cannabis.
He begged the court to impose a small fine on her.
Giraudel was fined $800 to be paid by September 30 or spend 2 months in prison.
Meanwhile, two other charges were brought against Steve Dorival to which he pleaded guilty.
Dorival pleaded guilty to threatening Clara James and beating her son Ricky Mills.
The facts presented by the prosecution stated that on the 24th July, 2012, Dorival threatened to kill James during an altercation.
James allegedly met her son and the defendant in the altercation and asked the defendant to “let her son go.”
She then proceeded to hold Dorival’s hand against a post when he told her, “woman I will kill you. I will shoot you because when I was younger you make me take jail.”
Dorival was charged with battery of Ricky Mills whom he accused of stealing his brother’s shoes. Dorival was accused of holding Mill’s neck, punching him and hitting him with a stone.
Magistrate Candia George warned the young man and told him that he should learn to control himself.
He was fined $1,000 to be paid by November 30 or spend three months in prison for the threats and $600 by September 14 or spend two months in jail.
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