A 23-year-old Kingshill resident has been fined $1928.90 by Magistrate Candia George for possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to supply and possession of cannabis.
Basham Julien was arrested and charged on May 1st, 2012 at Bath Estate where he was chased by members of the police Drug Squad.
According to the police, the defendant had in his possession 27 grams of cocaine estimated at about EC$500 which he threw over a galvanised covering when he was approached by police.
The drug was later recovered and brought in to the police headquarters.
Also in his possession was 5 grams of marijuana and $426.90.
Julien’s attorney, Bernadette Lambert pleaded to the court for leniency for her client.
She informed the court that he was the owner of a small business and is currently pursuing a diploma in business.
The magistrate in her ruling warned the young man from appearing in court again and urged him to stay away from anything illegal.