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Youth fined $750 for cannabis

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Eighteen year-old Keston Francis, a labourer of Barrouallie was fined $750 forthwith for having 101 grams of cannabis in his possession or an alternative nine months hard labour at Her Majesty’s Prison.{{more}}

The young lad appeared before Acting Senior Magistrate Donald Browne last Monday at the Magistrate’s Court in Kingstown. He immediately pleaded guilty to the charge.

The court learned that on May 7 at around 7:15 p.m., Francis was observed by an officer sitting on a wall. When Francis saw the officer, he immediately began running. “Were you going to smoke all of that?” asked Browne, he replied, “I wanted it for a small smoke that’s all.” “Don’t you know drugs is a killer? Do something better with your life,” Browne admonished.

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