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Campden Park duo pleads guilty to cannabis possession

Campden Park duo pleads guilty to cannabis possession


Mando Lewis and Francis Thomas, both residents of Campden Park, were on Wednesday, March 7, sentenced to two and three years prison sentences respectively after pleading guilty to cannabis possession.{{more}}

Chief Magistrate Sonya Young sentenced Lewis to two and a half years in prison and Francis to three and a half years after both men pleaded guilty to having 104 pounds of cannabis in their possession on March 6.

The court heard that police officers from the Rapid Response Unit (RRU) were on mobile patrol in the Carib Mountains when they saw a hut with both men inside cutting cannabis.

The police searched the hut and discovered a bucket filled with compressed cannabis and marijuana plants hanging on a line.

When cautioned, Thomas said, “Officer, way I coud do to this? Yuh catch me with all this right pon me.”

Lewis, on the other hand told the officers that he was only there helping Thomas. He told the court that he only went to the mountains to “clean weed”.

Thomas explained to Magistrate Young that he was laid off from his job as a farmer last November and took to marijuana soon after.

“I anticipated marijuana to make money. The marijuana belong to me. I was just planning to sell it and make some money.”