Ronnie Joseph Blanc, of Marigot, has been ordered by a Roseau magistrate to pay $1,200 for half a marijuana cigarette found in his home.
When he appeared in court he pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of cannabis.
“For a joint all you man arresting me?” Blanc asked police officers when he was told that he was being arrested for possession of marijuana.
According to court reports, the police had applied and obtained a search warrant on Blanc’s home. At 4:40 am on June 6, the officers went to the house in search of drugs.
However, only a partly burnt marijuana cigarette was found in a match box.
He was represented in the matter by lawyer, Ronald Charles, while the state’s case was presented by police prosecutor Inspector Claude Weekes.