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Jackson gets nine months for marijuana possession

Jackson gets nine months for marijuana possession


Connell Jackson lied to the court.

He was not selling marijuana to pay his child’s medical expenses to go to Barbados, nor is the child sick.{{more}}

Jackson told Chief Magistrate Sonya Young last week that he had a child with a woman from Chateubelair and that the child is ill.

He was charged with possession of four pounds of marijuana on March 9, 2012. He pleaded guilty and was remanded in custody on March 12, in order to ascertain whether he was telling the truth.

However, after thorough investigations, prosecutor at the Serious Offences Court Inspector Adolphus Delpesche, on March 15, informed that court that Connell was lying to the court all along.

He was sentenced to nine months in jail for the marijuana.

Delpesche said he coordinated a team of police officers to investigate about the matter. Delpesche said he had a telephone conversation with a police officer who informed him that Jackson did not father a child with the woman he claimed.

Delpesche also revealed that Jackson had a relationship with the woman more than six years ago.

The woman does have a child, but that child is four years old and is in good health.

According to Delpesche, police officers were dispatched to Her Majesty’s Prisons to get information from Jackson about the date of birth of child. However, Jackson could not tell officers the date and told the officers that he only told the court he had a sick child because he wanted leniency.

“Why would you bring illness on a child?” Young asked Jackson.

“I’m sorry,” he replied.

“You are sorry because I found out. I am going to sentence you to the full extent of the law. I am really disappointed. You have been fully and totally dishonest with the court,”

Young said.(KW)