Alleged drug dealer to cough up $15,000 to avoid jail for marijuana

A Portsmouth man has to cough up $15,000 by next Friday following convictions of possession and intent to supply cannabis, or he could face several months in jail.

Boniface James, who pleaded guilty to having over 900 grams of cannabis before Chief Magistrate Evelina Baptiste today, was sentenced to pay $5,000 for possession  and $10,000 for the intent to supply  cannabis charge.

He is required to pay by June 11,2010 or in default  spend six and seven months in jail respectively.

The quantity of cannabis was found at James’ home this morning during a drug squad patrol.

The sentences are to run concurrently.

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  1. chrissy
    June 9, 2010

    but is best the man had do a crime like something real bad that is not no weed to do a man that how he should get that money in that shot space of time start stealing is better a man sell weed than to poot a mask in his head

  2. jack brown
    June 5, 2010

    If it was cocaine he would have gotten a lighter sentence, if it was de other magistrate she would have said something else, $15000 in two days, remember there is a God above.

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