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Fined for garbage weed


Instead of Winston Shallow trying to rid the streets of garbage, he was caught doing the opposite, and for that he was fined $250.{{more}}

Shallow, a sanitation worker, of Richland Park, pleaded guilty at the Serious Offences Court on Monday after he was arrested and charged with having 35 grams of cannabis in his possession with intent to supply to another on March 15 at Mesopotamia. Shallow has two days to come up with the money or he will spend two months behind bars.

Shallow told Chief Magistrate Sonya Yong that he found the drug in a garbage bin in Georgetown and kept it.

The facts in the matter stated that about 4pm on March 15, Rapid Response Unit personnel were executing a stop and search operation in the area when an omnibus which was traveling to the Richland Park area drove up. The bus was stopped and the defendant, who was a passenger, was seated next to the conductor. The police officers identified themselves and requested a search on Shallow.

A black knapsack, which the defendant had with him, was searched, and two transparent plastic bags were found containing cannabis. Shallow was cautioned and he told the officers “Me find it in the garbage in Georgetown.” (KW)