Two months behind bars or $800 for ganja

Cedric Isaac will have to pay the court $800 by the end of August or spend two months behind bars.

The St Joseph  man appeared before Magistrate Candia George at the Roseau Magistrate Court Tuesday morning and pleaded guilty to the charge of possession of cannabis and possession of cannabis with intent to supply.

According to the fact of the case from police prosecution, on July 8, police went to the home of the defendant in St. Joseph where they met the defendant and issued him with a warrant to search his home. While executing the search at his dwelling place, police allegedly found 45 grams of marijuana.

Before handing down the sentence, Magistrate George cautioned the defendant about the effects of Marijuana.

In handing down the sentence, Magistrate George considered that the defendant pleaded guilty and did not waste the court’s time. The fact that Isaac had no previous convictions also worked in his favor.

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20 Comments

  1. monster
    July 16, 2011

    nastiness that running the world,you don’t see all politicians legalising gay marriage cause they want votes and some of their ministers on the down low so they will support that and an important herb as marijuana cannot be legalised.i would really like to know where dominica get those retarded judges and lawyers that say they study.that sentencing is ridiculus.i guess holland was smart enough to legalise marijuana because it is a tourist attraction and it is a huge investment to the country.we are an independent country and i guess these are some of the things we should look into,but i guess our small minded and wicked politicians rather kiss a** and beg venezuela,cuba and china for their pocket change and take halve for themselves for their personal use while people suffer
    .

  2. spy
    July 15, 2011

    ALL THE CRIMINALS OUT THERE MANAGING THE COKE TRADE. DRESSESS IN JACKET N TIE , AND THE LITTLE MAN GETTING THE BIG BILL FOR GANGA
    THEM MARGESTRATE JUST SMOKE TOO.SO THEIR JUDGEMENT IS IMPAIRED.

  3. prince J
    July 15, 2011

    I’m not a smoker myself,but I still cannot understand why it is class as a drug. It is all natural , it would be better for the people that is fighting it to have a smoke and chill out.

  4. July 14, 2011

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  5. trupatriot
    July 14, 2011

    so we see what our world is turning to… get rid of the plant. but let the boga man boga who he want, all in the name of human rights…. hailstones coming soon…

  6. Anonymous
    July 14, 2011

    Have a look at this movie….

    http://www.youtube.com/user/tensportstv#p/l/c-ETyfE6n1g

    After that tell me REALLY why marijuana is still illegal.

    • Anonymous
      July 14, 2011

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      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4fJP09lMl4

      • Jayson
        July 15, 2011

        That documentary was a real eye-opener.

        Thanks for the link.

        I’m converted!

  7. vip
    July 14, 2011

    but is marijuana that causing people to boggar.so if you get rid of marijuana the crime of boggary will stop.

    • Homeboy
      July 14, 2011

      You grasping for straws… All you nastiness is an inherent feature of yourselves. Don’t blame the herb and try to justify the nastiness you all do..

      • vip
        July 14, 2011

        for you information i consider boggary and smoking marijuana two of the nastiest things on earth.so that is your business if you like one and hate the other

      • 8)
        July 19, 2011

        @vip your’e a dumbass.

    • anonymous
      July 14, 2011

      only you it making boggar.

  8. Homeboy
    July 14, 2011

    Could you imagine Candia George talking about the effects of marijuana???? Magistrate George what are the effects? Are you aware that Cannabis has a variety of beneficial, medicinal properties that conventional pharmaceutical companies dont want piblicized because it will cut into their profit margin!

    Are you aware that cannabis has shown to help patients with glaucoma, Parkinson’s, depression….

    Like ‘ magwe ca’ stated look to the legalization of the HERB. I am also not in support of vagabonds sitting by the roadside with nothing to do and smoking. Do your stuff in the privacy of your home!

    • Homeboy
      July 14, 2011

      Publicized .. Sorry

  9. yout
    July 14, 2011

    and freedom for murder

  10. Anonymous
    July 14, 2011

    so true…better drugs than nastiness…dat country is being runned by a set a bogaras and criminals…

    • Homeboy
      July 14, 2011

      Marijuana is a herb not a drug

      • Anonymous
        July 15, 2011

        It impairs judgement, that makes it a drug.

  11. magwe sa!
    July 14, 2011

    the court is wasting it’s own time by taking up matters as trivial as the posession of a plant. For them to seriously talk about legalizing marijuana, they talking about legalizing bogarr. weh weh weh!

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