Selling ganja to ‘set up his shack’Dominica News Online - Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 at 2:52 PM
Sineku resident Betham Valmond has been sentenced to two months in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of possession with intent to supply cannabis.
Valmond was arrested and charged on May 12th, at Mahaut River in the Carib Territory.
According to the Police, Valmond was seen walking along the main road of Mahaut River carrying a black backpack, when he entered a yard declaring “partner how much weed you want $5? $10? $20?”
The officers on patrol approached him and conducted a search and recovered 155 grams of marijuana in the bag.
The defendant informed the police that he was selling the drug so that he would be able to “set up his shack.”
Magistrate Candia George reminded the defendant that he was given several chances in the past for various offences when he begged the court for leniency.
Before handing down her sentence she warned the defendant about selling the illegal drug “although you may be making a quick buck for yourself you are destroying the lives of others and you should stop it!”
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