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Young man fined for cannabis

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Jamar George, 23, labourer of Campden Park was fined $100 to be paid forthwith or spend 48 hours at her Majesty’s Prison for having seven grams of cannabis in his possession.

When the young lad appeared Monday September 11, 2006 at the Serious Crimes Court, he pled guilty to the charge.{{more}}

The Court heard that on September 10, 2006 members of the drug squad went to Cane Garden to execute a search warrant at the home of Janice Cottle for control drugs. George was found in the basement and consented to a search by the police who found a transparent plastic bag containing a substance resembling cannabis under his mattress. When cautioned, he reportedly replied: “Officer the weed belongs to me.”

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