Veteran ganja user fined for possession

After being a cannabis smoker for over 15 years, Garfield Marie,33 of Giraudel told a Roseau magistrate that he may consider dropping  the habit after being arrested for possession of the substance.

On this his first time in trouble with the law, Marie pleaded guilty to possession and intent to supply 65 grams of cannabis last week.

Magistrate Ossie Lewis fined Marie $800 which is to be paid by August 31, 2020.In default, he will face six weeks in prison.

According to the facts of the case presented by the police prosecutor, on June 16 2010 at 4:50 a.m.  police officers were executing a search warrant on the defendant’s premises when they found various containers with cannabis weed and seeds.

When questioned about the substance, Marie told police, “A little weed that there…When I smoke my weed I collect the seeds.”

In mitigation, the defendant’s lawyer-Peter Allyene told the court that his client was gainfully employed as a construction worker.

He also highlighted the fact that this was his client’s first offense.

When questioned by the magistrate as to how long he has been engaged in smoking marijuana, Marie said that it was since he was in his late teens.

Magistrate Lewis advised the defendant to concentrate on doing construction which is both gainful and productive. He urged him to learn from the experience and try to improve from it.

Marie was cautioned and reprimanded for the possession of cannabis charge.

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8 Comments

  1. Country
    December 20, 2011

    Give the mad man a little spliff to smoke he will chill out. Better than waiting on police you are waiting in vain. I got a stong feeling the police are desperates too. They probably have their links to send it out of country to make money off the poor Rastamans sweat.

  2. ganja man
    July 16, 2011

    i need to film the police when the buying and smoking there weed

  3. dominican abroad
    June 23, 2011

    I THINK MARIJUANA SHOULD BE LEGALIZED, IT A PLANT THAT GROWS FROM THE GROUND IT IS NOT A PROCESS DRUG. DOMINICA IS A FERTILE ISLAND AND IT WILL GROW ANY WHERE, WHY HOUSE SOME ONE IN STOCK FARM AND WAST THE TAX PAYERS MONEY FOR AND HERB THAT GROW NATUALLY. COMMOM WAKE UP DOMINICA. FIGTH FOR YOUR WRITES, IT IS QUOTED IN THE BIBLE, {the herb i give to you for meat].legalized it it is time, or go the way of california allow an individual to have at least a hundred tree for hi own use. check out the law in hombolt coutn in northern california.

  4. guest
    June 26, 2010

    u give a man 10 years to pay $800.00?

  5. RAS JOE
    June 24, 2010

    so why they cannot come and pick up the mad man? they say is only a sergeant that can come!! load of RUBBISH I TELL YOU!!!!!

  6. John
    June 24, 2010

    the searched it for smthing else and thats what they found. or smthing so

  7. RAS JOE
    June 24, 2010

    I cannot believe police invaded the man house at 4:50 am for 65 GRAMS of carnabis and have the audacity to say he intended to supply!!! There is a mad man in giraudel that threatens tha life of people and properties, on numerous ocassions the residents call POLICE for this mad man yet they NEVER COME BUT THEY CAN FIND A VEHICLE TO CHASE AFTER 65 GRAMS OF MARIJUANA WTF IS WRONG WITH THESE A…. HOLES!!!!!

    AND YES I CONDONE SMOKING WEED OVER TOBACCO CIGARETTE!!!!

  8. Dominican in T.O
    June 24, 2010

    Leave the herbs alone…The man is a hard working man who smokes a little weed after a hard days works…Just leave him and the herbs alone…

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