Repeat drug offender Jonathan Walsh has been fined by a Roseau magistrate and warned not to return to court again on similar offences.
The 21-year-old from River Street in the capital city Roseau was fined EC$1,000.00.
Walsh was arrested along with nine other young men who all pleaded not guilty to possession of cannabis and possession with intent to supply.
The charges against the others were dropped by the prosecution after Walsh pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis and possession with intent to supply.
The coast guard were on routine patrol in the Portsmouth area on May 24, 2012 at about 11pm when they spotted a boat “Spects”, registration number J7162PMH.
According to the police, the boat was ordered to stop but failed to do so, forcing the coast guard to intercept it.
Ten men were onboard and when the boat was searched, a quantity of marijuana was found.
The police report Walsh telling them “Officer my weed that.”
Court records reveal that the River street youth has a lengthy string of drug convictions, the latest being one year ago.
“I see enough reasons to send you to jail…you keep coming back to court, you are not behaving and you are bent on spoiling your life,” Magistrate Candia Carette George scolded Walsh.
She remarked that he has been coming to court for drugs since he was a juvenile and has been given several opportunities to redeem himself, but to no avail.
“Please give me a break….I want a chance, I have been doing well,” Walsh said.
He was fined EC$1,000.00 for possession with intent to supply, to be paid by July 31, 2012.
Not paying up on time will land him in jail for three months.
No separate penalty was imposed for the charge of possession of cannabis.
“Do not return because you will not be so lucky (next time),” Magistrate Carette George warned him.