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Mother of five fined for cannabis possession


Asline Thomas, mother of five, has until June 29 to pay a fine of $750 for cannabis possession.

The Diamond resident appeared on Monday at the Serious Offences Court before Chief Magistrate Simone Churaman and pleaded guilty to having 126 grams of cannabis in her possession on May 13, 2007.{{more}}

Officers from Drug Squad went to the defendant’s home to execute a search warrant. During the search, a plastic bowl containing two bags was found along with a sum of money.

Thomas told the court that she has five kids and that she is the sole breadwinner of the family. She said the children’s father does not support the children at all and that she was just trying to help out her situation.