Man fined for cannabis, girlfriend walks free

Kathlyn Polydore of Pointe Michel can now breathe a sigh of relief after drug charges against her were withdrawn in court.

But her boyfriend, Pamson Joseph, was fined $3,000 after he pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis and possession with intent to supply cannabis.

Since Joseph pleaded guilty, all charges against Polydore were withdrawn.

Reports are that the police went to the home of the couple with a search warrant. Joseph, who has a long string of drug convictions, was met outside the house and the police informed him of their intention. He was searched and $175 and a quanity of cannabis was found in a waist bag.

“Officer that’s a smoke I have there….I am a smoker,” he told the police.

In searching the house the police found found $260.00 and 23 grams of cannabis.

In mitigation Joseph’s lawyer Joshua Francis told that his client was “remorseful and has been on a path of restoration.”

“He has found himself in an unfortunate situation … he is unemployed and has three kids, his father is dead and he has to fend for his ailing grandmother and also his mother. He has intentions to even marry soon,” Francis told the court.

Joseph he said “had not wasted the courts time, was on his premises and the drugs offence was victimless.” He asked the court to not impose a custodial sentence especially since he client was on the path of being a “role model.”

But Chief Magistrate Evelina Baptiste said she disagreed that the drug was “victimless.”

“He has not been behaving himself … he has not learnt his lesson … he is not thinking of his kids, himself and girlfriend. The money, $435.60, I believe was from proceeds of drugs and is forfeited,” she said.

Joseph she observed had convictions on cocaine, firearm, and offensive weapons among others.

She then charged him $2,000.00 on the charge of possession with intent to supply and EC$1,000.00 for possession of cannabis all to be paid by January 31, 2013. In default he faces one year in jail.

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12 Comments

  1. hit man
    September 1, 2012

    all the ministers deal with drugs,and they get a good pay from goverment.i deal with dirty cops in dominica.i have names.dominicans to hypocrites.

  2. August 31, 2012

    when one wants to help turn their lives around no one employs them. before they gets a days work someone remind them of their past or tells the boss about them. Dominicans no longer trains people on the job. nobody wants anybody to learn what they are doing. self-fish people dies and never passes on what they knows . production low skills has to be taught not everybody can just watch and gets it. well all need help one day or one way or another. teach one lend a hand. choose a paro or a frustrated work less Young man and adopt him. Someone open a factory get them of the street to build all what the schools need etc. they are home less build long houses up and down. fence the place. people lets do it lets clean up Dominica. start planting for our use. Dominica rise arise Dominica. Lord help us.

  3. Distured
    August 31, 2012

    Wait for it… The ban on alcohol next.

    Cigarettes still legal…

    Wake up people, don’t let the government fool you. It’s money being wasted to find blood money. However the cocaine dat circling among the big shots, no1 will follow up.

  4. Morihei Ueshiba
    August 31, 2012

    I was talking to a young fella selling marijuana and i ask him why do u do that? He said to send his children too school. He said he used to plant bananas, but now things harder. Seems to me we have a serious economic problem in Dominica and punishing people is not solving it. Everyday we reading of young people involved in drugs & theft and people saying they don’t want to work hard, let us be practical, hard work is good, but no one will work hard for nothing. If certain activities pay more, it is practical for people without the means to pursue criminal activity. The high price of drugs making these young people get in it.
    Next question, will God forgive those lawyers who lie for there clients then go to church on a sunday cause it appears to me the lies are willful, is practicing law above living a christian life? Will lawyers burn in hell for what they do on earth or is it just a job?

  5. Crazy
    August 30, 2012

    That is a small charge. They have been doing that for a llong time. I hope that they make good use of the blood money and he does not end up like his father.

  6. August 30, 2012

    Pamson man you do not need to follow the footsteps of your parents, as we all know children do what they see, you need to clean up you act for the sake of your children, please do not let them follow that cycle, you know what I am talking, please avoid your children from repeating what you inherit from your parents

  7. Say so
    August 30, 2012

    Well i guess is time to sell more cannabis to pay the fine… Don’t worry man when we meet again I go buy some to ease you up….

  8. mind setter
    August 30, 2012

    and yet you charge these people what is the sense and they go back and do the same things over this country needs Jesus too many crimes unnoticed

  9. Awa wi
    August 30, 2012

    My woman Kefoe had nothing to do with it.She was just in the house when the police came.Jada take it easy.Keep you head up guys.

    • d paro 1
      August 30, 2012

      she knew bout they should have charged her too… dem worthless young woman…now ambition and lazy what more can society expect from them… if u ask me the fine is too low

      • August 30, 2012

        Agree i am seeing some double standard with that law system in Dominica, Man this guy raised with him mother and father in that trade, so he is no innocent, both him and his woman involve in drugs since birth, they woman should have been charge, so know dam well what is taking place in her household, she is as guilty as her man

        As one person said i do hope that he learn from his father’s mistakes, all the drugs selling did not do his father any good

        So to you Pamson wake up boy, clean up your act before it is too late,

    • Anonymous
      August 30, 2012

      What is she doing with a known drug dealer? Too many lazy young ladies in Dominica risking their lives and that of their children for some blood money. I feel for the children boy. I can see a vicious cycle there. Dear God protect the innocent children.

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