Mickel Clunes’ reason for having a pair of scissors in his possession is that it was for his use of canabis. However, that did not prevent police from arresting and charging him for possession of an offensive weapon. Nor did it prevent the court on Friday from imposing a fine of $800.00 on Clunes or two months in prison if he fails to pay by December 31, 2012.

Members of the Task Force had responded to a stone throwing incident in Pottersville at about 10:10pm on November 5, 2012 and on arrival searched some men who were in the area and  Clunes was found with a pair of scissors. He told the court “I told the police that I am a user of cannabis and my scissors was for that use and not to injure anyone.”

In another matter, 18 year old Elizee Edmond of Layou was slapped with a five hundred dollars fine to be paid by December 31, 2012 failing which, he will spend one month behind bars.

He was arrested for a marijuana stick.

A repentant Edmond told the court “I’m sorry”.

He was advised by the magistrate to ‘stay away from marijuana….stay on the straight and narrow road.”