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.